Owner`s manual
Refrigerators
Bottom Freezer
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 3
Operating Instructions
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 5
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 7
Dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13
Automatic Ice maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Replacing the Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Owner’s Manual and
Installation Instructions
GE, GE Profile and GE Café
Models 21, 24 & 25 cuft
Installation Instructions
Preparing to Install the
Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Appliance Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Installing the Refrigerator. . . . . . . 19-32
Installing the Water Line . . . . . . . . 33-35
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . 37, 38
Normal Operating Conditions . . . . . . .36
Service - Truth or Myth . . . . . . . . . 39, 40
Consumer Support
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
MWF Water Filter Cartridge Limited
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Performance Data Sheet . . . . . . . . . . .42
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . Back Cover
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial # ____________________
Find these numbers on a label
on the left side, near the middle
of the refrigerator compartment.
238C5511P001 Pub No. 49-60758-1 03-16 GE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
SAFETY
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REFRIGERATOR SAFETY INFORMATION
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All
safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”, “WARNING”, or “CAUTION”. These words are
defined as:
DANGER
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or injury when using your
WARNING
refrigerator follow these basic safety precautions:
„ This refrigerator must be properly installed and located in
accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is
used.
„ Unplug the refrigerator before making repairs, replacing a
light bulb, or cleaning.
Note: Power to the refrigerator cannot be disconnected by
any setting on the control panel.
Note: Repairs must be performed by a qualified service
professional.
„ Replace all parts and panels before operating.
„ Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic
safety precautions.
„ Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water
when they are cold. Glass shelves and covers may break if
exposed to sudden temperature changes or impact, such
as bumping or dropping. Tempered glass is designed to
shatter into many small pieces if it breaks.
„ 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.
„ Do not refreeze frozen foods which have thawed
completely.
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„ 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.
„ To prevent suffocation and entrapment hazards to
children, remove the fresh food and freezer doors from any
refrigerator before disposing of it or discontinuing its use.
„ Do not allow children to climb, stand or hang on the door
handles or the shelves in the refrigerator. They could
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.
„ 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 ice making mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
„ Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice (on models with ice
dispenser
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
SAFETY
(CONT.)
INSTALLATION
WARNING
Explosion Hazard.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can
result in fire, explosion, or death.
CONNECTING ELECTRICITY
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard.
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet
Do not remove the ground prong
Do not use an adapter
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
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. Do not use an adapter.
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating
that matches the rating plate.
A 115 Volt AC, 60 Hz, 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded
electrical supply is required. 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.
PROPER DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
WARNING Suffocation and child entrapment hazard.
Remove fresh-food and freezer doors from the refrigerator, prior to disposal. Failure to do so can
result in child entrapment which can lead to death or brain damage.
IMPORTANT:
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 fresh food and freezer 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.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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About the features.
French Door Models
Space-saving ice maker (on some models)
Ice maker and bin are located on the door creating
more usable storage space.
QuickSpace™ shelf (on some models)
Functions as a normal full-sized shelf when needed
and easily slides back to store tall items below.
LED lighting
LED lights in the fresh food compartment are located
at the top center and on the left and right sides of
climate zone pans. LED lights are also located in the
freezer; see pages 12 and 13.
Removable/adjustable door bins
Can be moved up or down to accommodate your
needs.
Full-width drawer
A full-width drawer that can accommodate larger
items is located at the bottom of the fresh food
compartment.
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Climate zone drawers
Separate pans for produce storage.
Water filter
Accessible for easy replacement.
Single Door Models
Floating snack pan
Can be moved to different locations to best serve your
needs.
LED lighting
LED light is located at the top of the fresh food
compartment. LED lights are also located in the
freezer; see pages 12 and 13.
Full-width shelves
Full-width shelves that can accommodate larger items.
Full-width gallon door bins
Nonadjustable full-width door bins that will hold gallon
containers.
Climate zone pans
Separate bins for produce storage.
Water filter (on some models)
Accessible for easy replacement.
Adjustable door bins
Can be moved up or down to accommodate your
needs.
Icemaker (on some models)
Icemaker is located in the freezer on some models.
Icemaker Kit IM-4D or IM-5A are available for models
that are icemaker-ready.
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About the controls.
GBE21, ABE21 Internal Control
Knob Position Temperature Guide
Refrigerator
Figure A
Freezer
Coldest 34°F (1.1°C) Coldest -6°F (-21.1°C)
Note: Do not block air outlet by placing food items
directly against it. Erratic temperatures may result.
Freezer Compartment Temperature Control
Adjust freezer compartment temperature. The freezer
temperature is preset in the factory at the Colder
position. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize to
the preset recommended setting.
Colder
37°F (2.8°C) Colder
0°F (-17.8°C)
Cold
44°F (6.7°C) Cold
6°F (-14.4°C)
Fresh Food Compartment Temperature Control
Adjust fresh food compartment temperature. The fresh
food temperature is preset in the factory at the Colder
position. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize to
the preset recommended setting.
NOTE: Power to the refrigerator cannot be disconnected by
any setting on the control panel.
GDE21, PDE21, GNE21, PNE21, GDE25, GNE25, PNE25, CNE25 Top Control
Figure B
Freezer Compartment Temperature Control
Adjust freezer compartment temperature. The freezer
temperature is preset in the factory at 0°F. Allow
24 hours for temperature to stabilize to the preset
recommended setting.
Fresh Food Compartment Temperature Control
Adjust fresh food compartment temperature. The fresh
food temperature is preset in the factory at 37°F. Allow
24 hours for temperature to stabilize to the preset
recommended setting.
Water Filter
Press and hold 3 seconds to reset the Water Filter.
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Turbo Cool
To set the TurboCool™, press the Turbo Cool pad for 3
seconds. The display will show tc.
TurboCool™ rapidly cools the refrigerator compartment
in order to more quickly cool foods. Use TurboCool™
when adding a large amount of the 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.
NOTE: 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.
Door Alarm
To set the alarm, press the Door Alarm pad. This alarm
will sound if either door is open for more than 2 minutes.
The beeping stops when you close the door.
NOTE: To put the refrigerator control in the OFF position,
simultaneously touch the words Freezer and Fridge for 3
seconds. Power to the refrigerator cannot be disconnected
by any setting on the control panel.
GFE24, PFE24, CFE24 External Control
Figure C
Freezer Compartment Temperature Control
Adjust freezer compartment temperature. The freezer
temperature is preset in the factory at 0°F. Allow
24 hours for temperature to stabilize to the preset
recommended setting.
Fresh Food Compartment Temperature Control
Adjust fresh food compartment temperature. The fresh
food temperature is preset in the factory at 37°F. Allow
24 hours for temperature to stabilize to the preset
recommended setting.
Water Filter
Press and hold 3 seconds to reset the Water Filter.
Turbo Cool
To set the TurboCool™, press the Alarm pad for 3
seconds. The display will show tc.
TurboCool™ rapidly cools the refrigerator compartment
in order to more quickly cool foods. Use TurboCool™
when adding a large amount of the 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.
NOTE: 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.
Alarm
Press the Alarm pad to toggle the door alarm between
off and on. The alarm will sound if either door is left open
for more than 2 minutes. The beeping stops when you
close the door.
Lock
Press and hold the Lock pad for 3 seconds to lock out
ice and water dispenser and all other controls. Press and
hold to unlock the controls.
LED dispenser Light
Press the Light pad to turn your dispenser light on and
off.
NOTE: To put the refrigerator control in the OFF position,
simultaneously touch the words Freezer and Fridge
for 3 seconds. Power to the refrigerator cannot be
disconnected by any setting on the control panel.
NOTE: The refrigerator is shipped with protective film covering the temperature controls.
If this film was not removed during installation, remove it now.
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About the dispenser. (on some models)
Water & Ice Dispenser
Internal Water Dispenser
(See About the controls)
(on some models)
The water dispenser is located on the left wall inside the
refrigerator compartment.
To dispense water:
1. Hold the glass against the recess.
2. Push the water dispenser button.
3. 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.
Dispenser
Tray
Press the glass gently against 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
paddle for at least five 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 full glasses of water.
WARNING Laceration Hazard
„ Never put fingers or any other object into ice crusher
discharge opening. Doing so can result in contacting the ice
crushing blades and lead to serious injury or amputation
„ Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice. A delicate glass may
break and result in personal injury.
To remove Dispenser Tray
„ Pull Dispenser Tray out.
To reinstall Dispenser Tray
„ Push in until it is firmly in place.
Door Ice Bin
1. Open left fresh food door.
2. Pull down latch to release bin
door.
3. Using handhold, lift ice bucket
up and out to clear locators in
bottom of bin.
4. To replace the ice bucket, set
it on the guide brackets and
push until the ice bucket seats
properly.
5. If bucket cannot be replaced,
rotate the Ice Bucket Fork 1/4
turn clockwise.
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Ice bucket
fork
Latch
Ice bucket
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 5 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.
Important Facts About Your Dispensers
„ Do not add ice from trays or bags to the door ice maker
bucket. It may not crush or dispense.
„ Avoid overfilling glass with ice and use of narrow glasses.
Backed-up ice can jam the chute or cause the door in the
chute to freeze shut. If ice is blocking the chute remove the ice
bucket, poke it through with a wooden spoon.
„ Beverages and foods should not be quick-chilled in the
door ice maker bin. Cans, bottles or food packages in the
storage drawer may cause the ice maker or auger to jam.
„ To keep dispensed ice from missing the glass, put the glass
close to, but not touching, the dispenser opening.
„ Some crushed ice may be dispensed even though you
selected CUBED ICE. This happens occasionally when a few
cubes accidentally get directed to the crusher.
„ After crushed ice is dispensed, some water may drip from the
chute.
„ Sometimes a small mound of snow will form on the door in the
ice chute. This condition is normal and usually occurs when you
have dispensed crushed ice repeatedly. The snow will eventually
evaporate.
About the GE Appliances® MWF water filter cartridge.
Water Filter Cartridge
Installing the Filter Cartridge
The filter cartridge should be replaced every six months
or earlier if the flow of water to the dispenser or icemaker
decreases.
1. Fill the replacement cartridge with water from the tap to
allow for better flow from the dispenser immediately after
installation.
2. Line up the arrow on the cartridge and the cartridge holder.
Place the top of the new cartridge up inside the holder. Do
not push it up into the holder.
3. Slowly turn it to the right until the filter
cartridge stops. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. As
you turn the cartridge, it will automatically
raise itself into position. The cartridge will Cartridge
Holder
move about a 1/2 turn.
4. Run water from the dispenser for 1-1/2
gallons (about three minutes) to clear the
system and prevent sputtering.
5. Press and hold the RESET WATER FILTER pad (on some
models) on the dispenser for three seconds.
NOTE: A newly installed water filter cartridge may cause water
to spurt from the dispenser.
Removing the filter cartridge
Filter Bypass Plug
The water filter cartridge is located in back upper right
corner of the refrigerator compartment.
When to replace the filter on models with a
replacement indicator light
There is a replacement indicator light for the water filter
cartridge on the dispenser. A red light will start blinking 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.
When to replace the filter on models without a
replacement indicator light
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.
NOTE: To reduce the risk associated with property damage
due to water leakage, read and follow instructions before
installation and use of this system. Installation and use MUST
comply with all sate and local plumbing codes.
CAUTION
If air has been trapped in the system,
the filter cartridge may be ejected as it is removed. Use
caution when removing.
You must use the filter bypass plug when a replacement filter
cartridge is not available. The dispenser and the icemaker will
not operate without the filter or filter bypass plug.
Filter Bypass
Plug
SmartWater
WARNING
To reduce the risk associated with choking, do not allow children under 3 years of age to have access to small parts
during the installation of this product. The disposable filter cartridge should be replaced every 6 months at the rated
capacity, or sooner if a noticeable reduction in flow rate occurs.
For the maximum benefit of your filtration system, GE Appliances recommends the use of GE Appliances-branded filters
only. Using GE-branded filters in GE Appliances and Hotpoint® refrigerators provides optimal performance and reliability.
GE Appliances filters meet rigorous industry NSF standards for safety and quality that are important for products that
are filtering your water. GE Appliances has not qualified non-GE-branded filters for use in GE Appliances and Hotpoint
refrigerators and there is no assurance that non-GE-branded filters meet GE’s standards for quality, performance and
reliability.
If you have questions, or to order additional filter cartridges, visit our website at www.gewaterfilters.com or call
GE Appliances Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002 (Canada 1.800.626.2002 or geappliances.ca/en/products/partsfilters-accessories or call 1.800.661.1616).
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About the shelves and bins
Not all features are on all models.
Rearranging the Refrigerator Shelves
Shelves in the refrigerator compartment are adjustable.
To remove the shelves:
1. Remove all items from the
shelf.
2. Tilt the shelf up at the front.
3. Lift the shelf up at the back
and bring the shelf out.
To replace the shelves:
1. While tilting the shelf up, insert the top
hook at the back of the shelf in a slot on
the track.
2. Lower the front of the shelf until the
bottom of the shelf locks into place.
Quick Space Shelf (on some models)
This shelf splits in half
and slides under itself for
storage of tall items on the
shelf below.
NOTE: The back half of the
Quick Space Shelf is not
adjustable.
This shelf can be removed
and replaced or relocated.
Adjustable Door Bins (on some models)
Non-Adjustable Gallon Door Bins (on some models)
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 to lock in place.
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 to lock in place.
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About the pans.
Not all features are on all models.
Climate Zone Pans
Keep fruits and vegetables organized in separate compartments
for easy access. Excess water that may accumulate in the
bottom of the drawers or under the drawers should be wiped
dry.
To remove pan:
Slide the pan out to the stop position, lift the pan up and past
the stop position and pull forward.
Full -Width Pan (on some models)
To remove pan:
1. Pull the pan out to the stop position.
2. Lift the front of the drawer up and out.
To replace pan:
1. Place back of the drawer in first and rotate drawer front
down to seat it on the slides.
2. Push the drawer in to the closed position.
How to Remove and Replace Drawer Divider
To remove:
1. Pull the drawer out to the stop position.
2. Slide pan divider to right to release it from pan.
To replace:
Reverse steps 1 and 2 to replace drawer divider.
Floating Snack Pan (on some models)
This pan can be moved to the most useful location for your
family’s needs.
To remove, slide the pan out to the stop position, lift the pan up
and past the stop position and lift it out.
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About the freezer drawer. (on some models)
Not all features are on all models.
FREEZER BASKETS
1. An ice bucket in the top basket
(on some models).
2. A top full-width basket.
3. A bottom full-width basket (with
divider - in some models).
NOTE: Do not fill baskets higher than
the rim of the basket. This may cause
baskets to stick or jam when opening
or closing.
Ice Bucket
(on some models)
1
3
Bottom
Basket
Appearance and
features may vary
Top Basket Removal
To remove the top full-width basket on freezer drawer
models:
1. Pull the basket out to the stop location.
2. Lift basket up to release it from the slides.
When replacing the basket, make sure that the basket remains
mounted on the side rails and over the slides of the bottom
basket.
NOTE: Always be sure to fully close this basket.
Bottom Basket Removal
To remove the bottom full-width basket on freezer drawer
models:
1. Open the bottom freezer drawer until it stops.
2. Remove the top freezer basket.
3. The bottom freezer basket rests on the inside tabs on the
drawer slides.
4. Lift the front of the basket and pull forward.
5. Release the pin from the slot to remove the basket.
When replacing the bottom full-width basket, tilt the basket
back and lower it into the drawer. Rotate the basket to a
horizontal position and press down. Make sure to place the pin
back into the slot.
NOTE: Always be sure that the basket is seated on the bracket
tabs before sliding the drawer back into the freezer.
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Top Basket
2
LED lights are located
on both sides of the
freezer
About the freezer compartment. (on some models)
Not all features are on all models.
FREEZER SHELF AND BASKET
1. A full-width fixed wire shelf
2. A full-width sliding plastic basket
NOTE: Do not fill baskets higher
than the rim. This may cause
basket to stick or jam when
opening or closing.
LED lights are located
on both sides of the
freezer
1
2
Basket Removal
To remove the full-width sliding basket on freezer door
models:
1. Open the basket out to its full extension.
2. Lift up the front of the basket and pull straight out to remove.
When replacing the basket, insert the plastic basket into the
lower liner rails and push back into place.
Fixed Shelf Removal
NOTE: The full-width wire shelf is not intended to slide.
To remove for cleaning, push the shelf to one side while then
pull up on the opposite side and out to remove.
To replace the full-width wire shelf, insert one side of the
shelf into the supports, pushing the shelf to that side until the
opposite side will fit into its supports.
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About the automatic ice maker.
A newly installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
Automatic Ice maker (on some models)
The ice maker 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.
If the refrigerator is operated before the water connection is
made to the ice maker, set the power switch in the OFF position.
When the refrigerator has been connected to the water supply,
set the power switch to the ON position.
The ice maker 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 may hear a buzzing sound each time the ice maker 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 ice maker 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.
Power
NOTE: In homes with
Ice maker
Switch
lower-than-average water
pressure, you may hear the
ice maker cycle multiple
times when making one
batch of ice.
Green
Power Light
Feeler Arm
WARNING
To minimize the risk of personal injury, 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 ice making mechanism while
the refrigerator is plugged in.
For Refrigerator Models with Ice Maker in the Door
Ice Bucket and Dispenser
Ice bucket
• Open the ice box door on inside of the left door.
• Pull up and out on the ice bucket in the left hand door to
remove it from the compartment.
• To replace the ice bucket, set it on the guide brackets and
push until the ice bucket seats properly.
• If bucket cannot be replaced, rotate the ice bucket fork 1/4
turn clockwise.
• Ice maker can be turned on and off using this display (see
About the controls on pages 6 and 7.)
Latch
Ice bucket fork
For Refrigerator Models with Ice Maker in the Freezer Compartment
Some models come with an ice maker installed in the freezer
compartment. For those models that come ice-maker ready,
you can purchase Kit IM-4D or IM-5D, depending on your
model. Visit our website at GEAppliances.com or call GE
Appliances Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002 (in Canada
visit geappliances.ca/en/products/parts-filters-accessories
or call 1.800.661.1616).
There is ice storage in the freezer compartment located on
the left side of the upper basket. Pull the upper basket forward to remove the ice bucket.
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Ice bucket
Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.
Cleaning the Outside
The stainless steel panels, door handles and trim.
Do not use appliance wax, polish, bleach, or other products
containing chlorine on stainless steel.
Stainless steel can be cleaned with a commercially available
stainless steel cleaner. A spray-on stainless steel cleaner
works best.
Silver-accented plastic parts.
Wash parts with soap or other mild detergents. Wipe clean with
a sponge, damp cloth or paper towel.
Do not use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or
cleaners containing bleach because these products can
scratch and weaken the paint finish.
Should spill tray need cleaning use lime remover.
Cleaning the Inside
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
If this is not practical, wring excess moisture out of sponge or
cloth when cleaning around switches, lights or controls.
Use an appliance wax polish on the inside surface between
the doors.
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tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 liter) of water.
This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.
CAUTION Do not clean glass shelves or covers
with warm water when they are cold. Glass shelves and
covers may break if exposed to sudden temperature changes
or impact such as bumping or dropping. Tempered glass is
designed to shatter into many small pieces if it breaks.
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.
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.
Raise the leveling legs located at the bottom front of the
refrigerator.
Lower the leveling legs until they touch the floor.
When pushing the refrigerator back, make sure you don’t
roll over the power cord or water supply line.
Preparing for Vacation
For long vacations or absences, remove food and unplug the
refrigerator. Clean the interior with a baking soda solution of
one tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to one quart (1 liter) of
water. Leave the doors open.
If the temperature can drop below freezing, have a qualified
service technician drain the water supply system to prevent
serious property damage due to flooding.
1) Turn refrigerator off (pages 6 and 7) or unplug the refrigerator.
2) Empty ice bucket
3) Turn water supply off
If you cut the water supply off, turn off the ice maker (pg. 14).
Upon returning from vacation:
1) Replace the water filter.
2) Run 2 gallons of water through the cold water dispenser
(about 5 minutes) to flush the system.
Preparing to Move
Secure all loose items such as 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 lights
Refrigerator Lights (LEDs)
There is LED lighting in the fresh food compartment at the
top center and on the left and right sides above the climate
zone pans on the french door models. LED lighting is located
at the top of the fresh food compartment on the single door
models.
LED lights are also located at the top of the left and right
sides of the freezer in all models.
An authorized technician will need to replace the LED light.
If this assembly needs to be replaced, call GE Appliances
Service at 1.800.432.2737 in the United States or
1.800.561.3344
in Canada.
LEDs (locations
may vary by
model)
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Installation
Instructions
Refrigerator
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
TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
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IMPORTANT
³ Observe all governing codes
and ordinances. Save these instructions for local
inspector’s use.
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
MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR INDOORS
If the refrigerator will not fit through a doorway, the
refrigerator door and freezer drawer or door 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 ICE MAKER AND DISPENSER
If the refrigerator has an ice maker, it will have to be
connected to a cold water line. A GE water supply kit
(containing tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and instructions)
is available at extra cost from your dealer, by visiting our
website at GEAppliances.com (in Canada at
www.GEAppliances.ca) or from Parts and Accessories,
800.626.2002 (in Canada 1.800.661.1616).
Adjustable Wrench
1/4” Outer Diameter
Compression Nut
and Ferrule (sleeve)
(ice maker models only)
Ȓµ and ȓµSocket
Ratchet/Driver
Phillips-Head Screwdriver
3/32”, 1/8” & 3/16” Allen
Wrenches
1/8” Drill Bit and
Electric or Hand Drill
Pencil
Wire Cutters
Tape Measure
1/4” Nut Driver
Level
Torx T20, Driver
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Installation Instructions
APPLIANCE DIMENSIONS
Single Door Models with
Fresh Food and Freezer Doors
(some models)
Single Door Models
with Drawer (some models)
G
C
A
F
D
H
90Û
155Û
B
I
E
French Door Models
G
C
A
H
F
D
155Û
E
B
ITEM
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21 cuft
21 cuft
models with models with
single door french doors
25 cuft
models with
single door
24/25 cuft
models with
french doors
A*
69-7/8”
69-7/8”
69-7/8”
69-7/8”
B
30”
30”
33”
33”
C**
36-1/8”
36-3/8”
37-3/8”
37-1/8”
D**
-
54”
54-3/4”
54-3/4”
E
55”
54-7/8”
60-1/2”
60-1/2”
F
45-5/8”
37”
48”
38-3/4”
G
33-7/8”
34-3/8”
34-7/8”
35-3/8”
H
61”
45-7/8”
65”
48-3/8”
I**
33-1/2”
37-5/8”
36”
40-1/2”
NOTE:
* The height of the refrigerator to the top of the door.
** Includes the handle.
I
MEASURE THE CABINET OPENING
ACCORDING TO THE WIDTH OF THE
REFRIGERATOR
Measure width of cabinet opening where
refrigerator will be placed, B.
Be sure to account for any countertop overhang,
baseboard thickness and any clearance desired.
Width, B, should not be less than 30”-33”
(depending on model). The refrigerator will be
placed approximately in the middle of this opening.
Back Wall
B
REFRIGERATOR
Front
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Baseboard
Thickness or
Countertop
Overhang
(Whichever Is
Larger) Plus
Any Desired
Clearance
Right
Side
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.
• Do not install the refrigerator in a location exposed to water (rain,
etc.) or direct sunlight.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully loaded.
1 ATTACH FRESH FOOD HANDLE(S)
Attach the handle to the mounting fasteners by
aligning the slots on the handle with the mounting
fasteners. Slide the handle down until you hear a
“click”.
NOTE: For French Door models, follow the same
procedure for both doors.
Mounting
Fasteners
CLEARANCES
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air
circulation and plumbing and electrical connections.
Sides
1/8” (3 mm)
Top
1” (25 mm) Cabinet/Hinge Cover
Back
2” (50 mm)
IMPORTANT NOTES
This refrigerator without the handles ranges from 34” to
35-1/4” depending on your model (see dimension G on the
previous page). Doors and passageways leading to the
installation location must be at least 36” in order to leave the
doors attached to the refrigerator while transporting it into
the installation location. If passageways are less than 36”, the
refrigerator doors can easily be scratched and damaged. The
doors can be removed to allow the refrigerator to be safely
moved indoors.
• If you need to remove the door and you have the french
door model, see Removing the French Doors on page 20.
• If you need to remove the door and you have the single
fresh food door model, see Reversing the Door on page 26.
• To remove the freezer door and you have the model with a
freezer drawer see Removing Freezer Drawer on page 24.
• If you have the model with the hinged freezer door see
Reversing the Door on page 26.
• If it is NOT necessary to remove doors, skip to Step 6. Leave
tape and all packaging on doors until the refrigerator is in
the final location. Once in place, install door handles (see
Steps 1 and 2).
• 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.
2 ATTACH FREEZER HANDLE
Attach the handle to the mounting fasteners by
aligning the slots on the handle with the mounting
fasteners. Slide the handle to the right until you hear
a “click”.
Mounting
Fasteners
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Installation Instructions
REMOVING FRENCH DOORS (on some models)
IMPORTANT NOTES
When removing french doors:
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
• Handles are included inside the refrigerator.
• Place the screws by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for the
doors.
CAUTION
Lifting Hazard. Single person lift can cause injury.
Use assistance when handling, moving or lifting the
refrigerator doors.
NOTE: When moving door, to prevent damage to
door and electronics carefully place the door in a
proper location.
WARNING
To eliminate the risk of electric shock or injury during
installation, you must first unplug the refrigerator
before proceeding. Failure to follow these instructions
can result in electrical shock.
1 REMOVING RIGHT DOOR
A. Remove the hinge cover on top of the right
fresh food door by removing the screw using
a Phillips screwdriver.
B Using a 5/16” socket ratchet/driver, remove
the bolts securing the top hinge to the cabinet.
Lift the hinge support straight up to free the
hinge pin from the socket in the top of the
door.
C. Remove the tape from the right door and tilt
the door away from the cabinet. Lift the door
off the center hinge pin.
Tape the doors shut with adhesive tape.
D. Set the door on a non-scratching surface with
the inside up.
2 REMOVING LEFT DOOR
A. For Ice and Water Models Only: Unplug the
water line from the back of the refrigerator
and remove all tape that fixes the water line
to the refrigerator.
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Installation Instructions
B. Remove the hinge cover on top of the left
fresh food door by removing the screw using
a Phillips screwdriver.
For NON Ice and Water Models Only: Lift the
hinge straight up to free the hinge pin from
the socket in the top of the door and pass the
wire through the slot in the hinge. For Ice and
Water Models Only: Do not remove hinge
from the door.
E. Remove the tape from the door, open the door
90 degrees and tilt the door away from the
cabinet. Lift the door off the center hinge pin.
F. Set the door on a non-scratching surface with
the inside up.
C. Unplug the 3 wire connectors and move the
wires until you can see the screws holding the
hinge.
For Ice and Water Models Only: Pull the
water line very carefully.
Wire
Connectors
Water Line
(Ice and Water
Models Only)
3 REMOVING CENTER HINGES AND BRACKETS
A. Using a 1/4” Allen wrench, remove the 2 hinge
pins from the hinge brackets.
D. Using a 5/16” socket/ratchet driver, remove
the bolts securing the top hinge to the
cabinet.
Wire Connectors
Bolts
Water Line
(Ice and
Water
Models
Only)
B. Using a 5/16” socket/ratchet driver, remove
the bolts securing the center hinge brackets
to the cabinet.
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Installation Instructions
REINSTALLING THE FRENCH DOORS (on some models)
IMPORTANT NOTES
When replacing the french doors:
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
CAUTION
Lifting Hazard. Single person lift can cause injury.
Use assistance when handling, moving or lifting the
refrigerator doors.
NOTE: When moving door, to prevent damage to
door and electronics carefully place the door in a
proper location.
WARNING
To eliminate the risk of electric shock or injury during
installation, you must first unplug the refrigerator
before proceeding. Failure to follow these instructions
can result in electrical shock.
2 REHANGING THE RIGHT DOOR
A. Lower the refrigerator door onto the right
hinge pin.
B. Make sure the door is aligned with the
cabinet. Attach the hinge to the top of the
cabinet loosely with bolts removed earlier.
C. Make sure the gasket on the door is flush
against the cabinet and is not folded. Tighten
the bolts to 60 lb/in.
1 REINSTALLING CENTER HINGE BRACKETS AND
HINGES
A. Using a 5/16” socket/ratchet driver, reinstall
the bolts and center hinge brackets to the
cabinet.
B. Using a 1/4” Allen wrench, reinstall the 2
hinge pins into the hinge brackets.
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D. Replace the right hinge cover on top of the
refrigerator using a Phillips screwdriver.
3 REHANGING THE LEFT DOOR
A. For NON Ice and Water Models Only: Pass
the wire through the slot in the hinge. Place
the hinge pin into the top of the door.
B. Lower the refrigerator door onto the left
hinge pin.
Installation Instructions
C. Make sure the door is aligned with the
cabinet. Attach the hinge to the top of the
cabinet loosely with bolts removed earlier.
D. Make sure the gasket on the door is flush
against the cabinet and is not folded. Tighten
the bolts to 60 lb/in.
Wire Connectors
F. For Ice and Water Models Only: Put
the water line into the hole and pass
through the plastic port to the back of the
refrigerator.
Plug the water line back into the fixture on
back of the refrigerator. Tape water line to
the refrigerator.
Bolts
Water Line
(Ice and
Water
Models
Only)
E. Plug the wire connectors together and rout
the wire inside the plastic port.
Wire
Connectors
G. Replace the left hinge cover on top of the
refrigerator using a Phillips screwdriver.
Water Line
(Ice and Water
Models Only)
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Installation Instructions
REMOVING FREEZER DRAWER (on some models)
IMPORTANT NOTES
When removing freezer drawer:
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for the
doors.
2 REMOVE THE DRAWER FRONT
A. Remove the screw on each side of the railing.
Screw
1 REMOVE THE BASKETS
A. Open the freezer drawer until it stops.
B. Pull the top basket out until it stops. Lift the
basket up on the front and out to remove.
B. Lift up on both sides of the freezer drawer
handle to separate the drawer railings from
the rail assemblies.
Drawer
Assembly
C. The lower basket rests on a frame inside the
freezer drawer. Lift the front of the basket and
pull it forward. Release the pins from the slots
on the frame to remove the basket.
Rail
Assembly
C. Set the drawer front on a non-scratching
surface.
D. Push the rail assemblies back into locking
position.
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Installation Instructions
3 REINSTALL FREEZER DRAWER FRONT
A. Pull the rail assemblies to the maximum
extension.
B. Locate the slots on the inside of each slide.
E. Replace the safety screws in both sides of
the slide assemblies.
F. Replace lower and upper baskets (see
About freezer drawer, page 12).
C. Insert the hooks on the ends of the drawer
assembly extensions into the slots near the
back of the slides.
Hook
Slot
Side Tab
Front Slot
D. Lower the front end of the freezer drawer
assembly so the side tabs fit into the front
slots on the rail assemblies.
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Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR (on some models)
IMPORTANT NOTES
When reversing doors:
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
• Logo badge, handles, plugs and right hinge cover
are included inside the refrigerator (some models).
• Place the screws by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for the
doors.
CAUTION
Lifting Hazard. Single person lift can cause injury.
Use assistance when handling, moving or lifting the
refrigerator doors.
NOTE: When removing door, to prevent damage to
door and electronics carefully place the door in a
proper location.
NOTE: The lower door hinge pin and hinge are
keyed and must be matched correctly for the
door to self close properly. Please follow directions
carefully.
Freezer door is heavy. Use both hands to secure the
door before lifting.
C. Using a 5/16” socket/ratchet driver, remove
the bolts securing the top hinge to the
cabinet. Lift the hinge straight up to remove.
WARNING
To eliminate the risk of electric shock or injury during
installation, you must first unplug the refrigerator
before proceeding. Failure to follow these instructions
can result in electrical shock.
1 REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS
A. Tape the door shut with masking tape.
B. Remove right and left hinge covers on top of
the refrigerator using a Phillips screwdriver.
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D. Remove the tape and tilt the fresh food door
away from the cabinet. Lift the door off of
the center hinge pin.
E. Set the fresh food door on a non-scratching
surface with the inside up.
For Models With a Freezer DRAWER:
F. Using a 1/4” Allen wrench,
remove the hinge pin
from the hinge bracket.
The hinge pin will be used
again on the opposite side.
G. Using a 5/16” socket/
ratchet driver, remove the
bolts securing the center
hinge to the cabinet.
Installation Instructions
H. Remove the button plugs on the left side of
the cabinet across from where the hinge
bracket was located and install in the holes
where the bracket was removed.
Flip the center hinge
bracket and install
on the left side of the
cabinet where the
button plugs were
removed.
J. Using a 1/4” Allen
wrench, install the
hinge pin into the
center hinge bracket.
For Models With a Freezer DOOR:
F. Tape the freezer door shut with adhesive
tape.
G. Using a 1/4” Allen
wrench, remove the
hinge pin from the
hinge bracket. The
hinge pin will be
used again on the
opposite side.
H. Remove the tape and tilt the door away
from the cabinet. Lift the door off of the
bottom hinge pin.
I. Using a thing-blade screwdriver remove the
button plug from the top left side of the door
and install it on the opposite side.
K. Using a 5/16”
socket/ratchet
driver, remove
the bolts
securing the
center hinge to
the cabinet.
L. Locate the
button plugs in the kit and install them in
the opposite side of center hinge.
I.
J. Set the door on a non-scratching surface
with the inside up.
M. Flip the center hinge
bracket. Using a 5/16”
socket/ratchet driver,
install the center hinge
bolt on the left side of
the cabinet and torque to
60 in-lb.
N. Using a 1/4” Allen wrench, install the hinge
pin into the center hinge bracket. Do not let
the pin go past the bottom of the bracket.
O. Using a 5/16” socket/ ratchet driver, remove
the screws from
the bottom hinge
bracket. These will
be reinstalled on the
other side. Pull up
on the hinge pin to
remove.
P. Using a Torx T-20
screwdriver, remove the
screw from the cabinet
and install it on the
other side.
Q. Using 5/16” socket/
ratchet driver,
install the bottom
hinge bracket
and torque the
screws to 60 in-lb.
Remount the hinge
and pin in the
opposite hole on
the cabinet.
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Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR (Cont.)
2 REINSTALL FREEZER DOOR.
3 REINSTALL FRESH FOOD DOOR.
A. Using a Torx T-20 screwdriver, remove the
bolts securing the door stop on the bottom
right of the door.
B. Using a Trox T-20 screwdriver, remove the
plastic force closure on the bottom right of
the door.
C. Flip the plastic force closure and mount it to
the bottom left of the door.
D. Install the door stop to the bottom left of the
door.
A. Using a Torx T-20 screwdriver, remove the
bolts securing the door stop on the bottom
right of the door.
Force closure
Plastic Thimble
Door stop
Force closure
B. Transfer the plastic thimble to the opposite
hole. Install the door stop with the plastic
thimble on the opposite side.
C. Using a Trox T-20 screwdriver, remove the
plastic force closure on the bottom right of
the door.
D. Flip the plastic force closure and mount it to
the bottom left of the door.
E. Install the door stop to the bottom left of the
door.
F. Lower the fresh food door and make sure to
insert the hinge pin in the bottom hole of the
door.
Door stop
Left Bottom
of Door
Right Bottom
of Door
E. Lower the freezer door and make sure to
insert the hinge pin in the bottom hole of the
door.
F. Straighten the door and line it up with the
center hinge bracket. Using a 1/4” Allen
wrench, turn the hinge pin until it extends
through the hinge bracket and into the door.
G. Remove the hinge base from the hinge. Flip
the hinge over and remount to hinge base.
Hinge base
Hinge
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Installation Instructions
H. Insert the top hinge pin inside the hole in the
top left of the fresh food door. Make sure the
door is aligned with the cabinet. Attach the
hinge to the top of the cabinet loosely with
the bolts that were removed previously.
Make sure the gasket
on the door is flush
against the cabinet
and 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 screws to 60 in-lb.
For Models with a Freezer DRAWER:
I. Remove the front insert from the left hinge
cover. Install the left hinge cover using a
Phillips screwdriver and the screw removed
earlier.
J. Locate the insert for the right hinge cover
that comes with the kit and install.
Front insert
K. Using a Phillips screwdriver, install the right
hinge cover with screws provided.
4 TRANSFER HANDLE MOUNTING FASTENERS
A. Remove the plug from the lower right whole.
B. Using a Phillips screwdriver remove the
screws holding the mounting brackets from
the left side and install them on the right side.
Front insert
J. Install the front insert into the right hinge
cover. Install the right hinge cover using a
Phillips screwdriver and the screws removed
earlier.
Front
insert
For Models with a Freezer DOOR:
I. Locate the left
hinge cover that
comes with the
kit. Using a Phillips
screwdriver, install
the cover with the
screws provided.
Remove plug
5 INSTALLING LOGO BADGE
A. Locate the new logo
badge from the kit.
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. Locate the button plug from
the kit and install it in the
opposite side of handle.
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.)
One of the illustrations below will look like the
connection on your refrigerator.
6 CONNECTING THE REFRIGERATOR
TO THE HOUSE WATER LINE
(Icemaker models only)
A cold water supply is required for automatic ice
maker 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.
• Before connecting the water line to the house,
purge the house line for at least 2 minutes.
A. If you are using copper tubing, place a
compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end
of the tubing coming from the house cold water
supply.
If you are using the GE SmartConnect™ tubing,
the nuts are already assembled to the tubing.
B. If you are using copper tubing, insert the end of
the tubing into the refrigerator connection, at the
back of the refrigerator, as far as possible. While
holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
If you are using GE SmartConnect™ tubing, insert
the molded end of the tubing into the refrigerator
connection, at the back of the refrigerator, and
tighten the compression nut until it is hand tight.
Then tighten one additional turn with a wrench.
Over tightening may cause leaks.
C. Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to hold
it in position. You may need to pry open the clamp.
Icemaker-Ready Models
SmartConnect™
tubing
Ice maker
fill tubing
1/4” Copper
tubing
Refrigerator
connection
Icemaker-Installed Models
SmartConnect™
tubing
Copper
tubing
Tubing
clamp
Refrigerator
connection
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Tubing
clamp
Installation Instructions
7 TURN ON THE WATER SUPPLY
11 LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS
(Icemaker models)
(on some models)
Remember a level refrigerator is necessary for
getting the doors perfectly even. If you need
help, review the previous section on leveling the
refrigerator.
Turn the water on at the
shutoff valve (house water
supply) and check for any
leaks.
When
the left
door is
lower than
the right
door.
8 PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
On models with an icemaker,
before plugging in the
refrigerator, make sure the
icemaker power switch is set to
the 0 (off) position.
See the grounding information
attached to the power cord.
When
the left
door is
higher
than
the right
door.
9 PUT THE REFRIGERATOR IN PLACE
Move the refrigerator to its final location.
10 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.
Adjustment point
If the doors remain uneven, turn the adjustable pin
to raise the lowest door using a 1/4” allen wrench to
turn the pin.
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Installation Instructions
Refrigerator suggested assembly.
Shelves shown in the location for best energy efficiency.
Ice maker in the
door is available for
all 24 french door
models.
GNE21 Models
French Door with Freezer Drawer
GFE24, PFE24, CFE24, GNE25, PNE25,
CNE25 Models
French Door with Freezer Drawer
GBE21, ABE21 Models
Single Door with Freezer Door
GDE21, GDE25 Models
Single Door with Freezer Drawer
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
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 Appliances 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 (RO)
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 an RO water filter can result
in hollow ice cubes. Some models do not come
equipped with the filter bypass plug. To obtain a
free bypass plug, call 800-GECARES. In Canada call
800.561.3344.
This water line installation is not warranted by the
refrigerator or ice maker 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.
Do not install the ice maker 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
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 Appliances 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 Appliances 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
1.800.661.1616).
• A cold water supply. The water pressure must be
between 20 and 120 p.s.i. (1.4–8.1 bar).
1 SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear
the line of water.
2 CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve that is easily
accessible. It is best to connect into the side
of a vertical water pipe. When it is necessary
to connect into a horizontal water pipe, make
the connection to the top or side, rather than at
the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment
from the water pipe.
• Power drill.
• 1/2” or adjustable wrench.
• Straight and Phillips blade screwdriver.
• Two 1/4 ” outer diameter compression nuts
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tubing to the shutoff valve and the refrigerator
water valve.
OR
• If you are using a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, the necessary fittings
are preassembled to the tubing.
3 DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4” hole in the water pipe (even if using
a self-piercing valve), using a sharp bit. Remove
any burrs resulting from drilling the hole in
the pipe.
• 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.
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
7 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe
with the pipe clamp.
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing
and connect it to the shutoff valve.
Pipe Clamp
Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into
the valve. Tighten the compression nut securely.
For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end
of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten
compression nut until it is hand tight, then
tighten one additional turn with a wrench. Over
tightening may cause leaks.
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to.
Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted
in Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed
plumber.
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
SmartConnect ™
Tubing
5 TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Packing Nut
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing
washer begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not over tighten or you may crush
the tubing.
Outlet Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to.
Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted
in Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed
plumber.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Compression Nut
Inlet End
Clamp
Screw
8 FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on and flush out
the tubing until the water is clear.
Shut the water off at the water valve after about
one quart (1 liter), or 2 minutes, 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 11 in Installing the Refrigerator.
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Normal operating conditions.
Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators.
Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer technology.
Do you hear what I hear? These conditions are normal.
HUMMM...
WHOOSH...
„ The new high efficiency compressor may run faster and
longer than your old refrigerator and you may hear a highpitched 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.
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.
„ Expansion and contraction of cooling coils during and
after defrost can cause a cracking or popping sound.
„ On models with an ice maker, after an ice making 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.
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„ 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
„ The flow of refrigerant through the 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.
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
Possible Causes
What to Do
Water filter indicator light
remains lit after replacing filter (on
some models)
Water filter indicator must be reset
Press WATER FILTER pad for 3 seconds to
reset the water filter.
Water filter indicator light is not lit (on
some models)
This is normal. This indicator will turn See About the Water Filter for more
on to tell you that you need to replace information.
the filter soon.
Handle is loose/handle has a gap.
Handle needs adjusting
See Attach Fresh Food Handle and
Attach Freezer Handle sections for detailed instructions.
Refrigerator beeping
This is door alarm
Turn off or disable with door closed.
If door open and alarm is sounding, you
can only snooze the alarm.
Not cooling
The cooling system is off
See About Controls.
Water has poor taste/odor (on some
models)
Water dispenser has not been used
for a long time
Dispense water, until all water in system
is replenished.
Water in glass is warm (on some
models)
Normal when refrigerator is first
installed
Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to
completely cool down.
Water dispenser has not been used
for a long time
Dispense water, until all water in system
is replenished.
Water system has drained
Allow several hours for replenished
supply to chill.
Water supply line turned off or not
connected
See Installing the Water Line.
Water filter clogged or filter/bypass
plug not installed
Replace filter cartridge or remove filter
and install bypass plug.*
Air may be trapped in the water
system
Press the dispenser arm for at least 5
minutes.
Water in reservoir is frozen because
the controls are set too cold
Set the refrigerator control to a warmer
setting and wait 24 hours. If the water
does not dispense after 24 hours, call for
service.
Newly installed filter cartridge
Run cold water from the dispenser for
5 minutes (about 2 gallons)..
Water dispenser does not work (on
some models)
Water spurting from dispenser (on
some models)
*Some models do not come equipped with the filter bypass plug. To obtain a free bypass plug, call 800-GECARES.
In Canada call 800.561.3344.
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Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips (cont)
Problem
Possible Causes
No water or ice cube production
(on some models)
Supply line or shutoff valve is clogged
Call a plumber
Water filter is clogged
Replace filter cartridge or remove filter and
install bypass plug*.
Filter cartridge not properly installed
Remove and reinstall filter cartridge,
being certain that it locks in place.
Ice maker is turned off
Check that the ice maker is turned on. See
About the Automatic Ice Maker.
Air may be present in the water line
system, causing water to drip after
being dispensed
Dispense water for at least 5 minutes to
remove air from system.
Water is leaking from dispenser (on
some models)
What to Do
Freezer cooling, fresh food not cooling Normal, when refrigerator first
plugged in or after extended power
outage
Wait 24 hours for temperature in both
compartments to reach selected
temperatures.
Ice dispenser opens after closing
freezer drawer (on some models)
The ice dispenser door may open after
closing freezer door to allow access.
Normal
*Some models do not come equipped with the filter bypass plug. To obtain a free bypass plug, call 800-GECARES.
In Canada call 800.561.3344.
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SERVICE
Before you call for service, review the detailed troubleshooting tips in the Owner’s
manual. If needed, service can be scheduled by visiting us online GEAppliances.
com or calling 800.ge.CARES 800.432.2737
Truth or Myth
Truth or Myth?
Answer
Explanation
The refrigerator water filter may require replacement, TRUE
even though the filter indicator has not turned red, or
reads “Filter Expired.”
The water filter indicator will indicate the need to replace the water filter
every six months. Water quality varies from city to city; if water flow from
the dispenser slows, or ice production decreases, the water filter should
be replaced, even though the filter indicator may not indicate the need for
replacement.
The automatic ice maker in my refrigerator will
produce ice when the refrigerator is plugged in to a
power receptacle.
MYTH
The refrigerator must be connected to water, and the ice maker must be
turned on. Make sure the ice maker is turned on, only after the water line
is connected and water is turned on. The ice maker can be turned on/
off from the controls and ensure the ice maker is on, as indicated on the
refrigerator control panel. See About the Automatic Ice Maker.
After the refrigerator has been plugged in and
connected to water, I will immediately have unlimited
chilled water available from the water dispenser.
MYTH
The water dispenser tank located inside the refrigerator stores water
for dispensing. The water in this tank requires 24 hours to chill after
installation. High usage conditions will not allow time for the water to
chill.
After water dispenses, a few drops of water are
normal.
TRUE
A few drops of water may fall from the dispenser, after the dispenser
paddle has been released. To minimize the drops, remove the glass
slowly from the dispenser.
I will never see frost inside the freezer compartment.
MYTH
Frost inside the freezer typically indicates that the door is not properly
sealed, or has been left open. If frost is found, clear the frost using a
plastic spatula and towel, then check to ensure that no food packages
or containers are preventing the freezer door from closing. Check the
refrigerator control panel to ensure the door alarm is on.
When the refrigerator is installed, or after replacing the water filter, I must dispense water for five
minutes.
TRUE
A newly installed refrigerator or water filter contains air in the water lines.
Press the dispenser paddle and dispense cold water for at least 5 minutes
to remove air from the water line, and flush the filter.
To fill the ice bucket to the maximum capacity, I
should dispense 12 and 18 hours after installation.
TRUE
Dispensing 3-4 cubes 12 hours and 18 hours after installation, allows ice
to disperse within the ice bucket, which in turns calls on the ice maker to
produce additional ice. Normal ice production = 100 cubes in 24 hours.
I can use the water filter bypass plug to determine if
the filter requires replacement.
TRUE
Decrease in flow from the water dispenser, or decreased ice production,
may indicate the need to replace the water filter. Install the water filter
bypass plug (provided with the refrigerator on some models*), and check
flow from the dispenser. If water flow returns to normal with the bypass
plug in place, replace the water filter.
The top of the refrigerator doors will always be
aligned.
MYTH
Several things can affect the fresh food door alignment, including the
floor the refrigerator is installed on and loading of doors. If the top of
the fresh food doors are not aligned, use a 1/4” allen wrench to adjust
the right/left hand door. The adjustment screw is located on the bottom
right or left hand side of the door; open the freezer door to access the
screw. On some models, the left hand fresh food door may be raised using
spacers. Call 800-GECARES to obtain the spacers.
Refrigerator door handles can be easily tightened.
TRUE
If door handles are loose or have a gap, the handle can be adjusted using
a 1/8” allen wrench, on set screws located on the ends of the handles.
There may be odor and taste problems with your ice.
TRUE
After starting the ice maker throw away 24 hours of ice production to
avoid odor and taste problems.
I can make fine adjustments to the fresh food doors
to align them.
TRUE
If the fresh food doors are not aligned, use a 1/4” Allen wrench to adjust
the right hand door. The adjustment screw is located on the bottom of the
right door. Open the freezer door to access. The left hand fresh food door
may be raised using spacers. Call 800-GECARES to obtain the spacers.
Door handles should always be removed for
installation.
MYTH
Check chart on reverse side of this instruction. If the doors must be
removed do not remove the handles, or if the refrigerator will fit easily
through the passage way opening. Adjust handles that are loose or have
a gap, by adjusting 1/8” set screws on either end of handles.
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SERVICE
Before you call for service, review the detailed troubleshooting tips in the Owner’s
manual. If needed, service can be scheduled by visiting us online GEAppliances.
com or calling 800.ge.CARES 800.432.2737
Truth or Myth (cont.)
Truth or Myth?
Answer
Explanation
Door removal is always required for installation.
MYTH
Check chart on reverse side of this instruction. Doors should only be
removed when necessary to prevent damage from passage way or
access to final location.
Refrigerator doors that won’t close after installation,
can be adjusted to close properly.
TRUE
Door mechanism works best if installed at 90°+. If installed at 180°,
remove the door from the mid hinge, and swing the door 180° before
reinstalling. See Reinstalling the Refrigerator Doors.
There is an adjustment to rear wheels.
MYTH
Front leveling legs are adjustable and should be used to balance the
refrigerator. Leveling legs are used to make initial fresh food door
adjustment.
Check for leaks after all water connections are made.
TRUE
While purging the air from the water system, check all water line
connections for leaks. Check the connection to the household water
supply at back of refrigerator, and door water line connect.
Any packaging residue can be cleaned off the
refrigerator using any cleaner.
MYTH
Do not use wax, polish, bleach, or other products containing chlorine on
Stainless Steel panels, door handles and trim. Check this instruction under
“Cleaning the Outside” for full details.
*Some models do not come equipped with the filter bypass plug. To obtain a free bypass plug, call 800-GECARES.
In Canada call 800.561.3344.
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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,
visit us online 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.
Servicing your refrigerator may require the use of the onboard data port for diagnostics. This gives a GE
Appliances Factory Service technician the ability to quickly diagnose any issues with your appliance and
helps GE Appliances improve its products by providing GE Appliances with information on your appliance.
If you do not want your appliance data to be sent to GE Appliances, please advise your technician NOT to
submit the data to GE Appliances at the time of service.
For the Period of:
GE Appliances Will Replace
One Year
From the date of the original
purchase
Any part of the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During the limited one-year warranty, GE Appliances will also provide, free of charge, all labor and
related service to replace the defective part.
Thirty Days
(Water filter, if included)
From the original purchase
date of the refrigerator
Any part of the water filter cartridge which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During
this limited thirty-day warranty, GE Appliances will also provide, free of charge, a replacement water
filter cartridge.
GE PROFILE ™ AND GE CAFÉ™ MODELS
Five Years
From the date of the
purchase
Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator an all
connecting tubing) which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited five-year sealed refrigerating system warranty, GE Appliances will also provide,
free of charge, all labor and related service to replace the defective part in the sealed refrigerating
system.
What GE Appliances 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.
■ Damage caused by a non-GE Appliances Brand water filter.
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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 Appliances 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 Appliances 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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Performance Data Sheet
SmartWater ™Filtration System―GE Appliances MWF Cartridge
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 Standard 42 and Standard 53. System tested and certified by NSF International against
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and Standard 53 for the reduction of substances listed below.
Capacity 300 Gallons (1,135 Liters).
Substance Tested
for Reduction
Average Influent
Chlorine Taste and Odor
2.0 mg/L
Nominal Particulate
Class I, , ≥0.5 to < 1.0 μm 7,833,333 pts/mL
Cyst*
101,000 cysts/L
Asbestos
Atrazine
Benzene
Carbofuran
Endrin
Lead @ pH 6.5
Lead @ pH 8.5
Lindane
Mercury @ pH 6.5
Mercury @ pH 8.5
P-Dichlorobenzene
Tetrachloroethylene
Toxaphene
2,4-D
47 MF/L
0.009 mg/L
0.016 mg/L
0.08 mg/L
0.007 mg/L
0.152 mg/L
0.148 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.0058 mg/L
0.0061 mg/L
0.222 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
0.218 mg/L
Contaminant Reduction Determined by NSF testing.
NSF specified
Challenge Concentration
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
Avg %
Reduction
97.5%
Average Product
Water
Concentration
0.05 mg/L
Max Permissible
Product Water
Concentration
N/A
NSF Reduction
Requirements
≥ 50%
NSF
Test Report
J-00077703
At least 10,000 particles/mL
Minimum 50,000 cysts/L
107 to 108 fibers/L; fibers
greater than 10 μm in length
0.009 mg/L ± 10%
0.015 mg/L ± 10%±
0.08 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
0.002 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.225 mg/L ± 10%
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
0.210 mg/L ± 10%
99.7%
99.99%
18,617 pts/mL
1 cyst/L
N/A
N/A
≥85%
≥99.95%
J-00077704
J-00100036
>99%
94.5%
96.7%
98.7%
97.1%
99.3%
99.3%
99.0%
93.2%
93.2%
99.8%
96.7%
93.2%
99.5%
<1 MF/L
0.0005 mg/L
0.0005 mg/L
0.001 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.001 mg/L
0.001 mg/L
0.00002 mg/L
0.0004 mg/L
0.0004 mg/L
0.005 mg/L
0.0005 mg/L
0.001 mg/L
0.0009 mg/L
N/A
0.003 mg/L
0.005 mg/L
0.04 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.010 mg/L
0.010 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.075 mg/L
0.005 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.07 mg/L
≥99%
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
J-00077707
J-00077708
J-00077717
J-00077718
J-00100039
J-00077722
J-00077723
J-00077726
J-00100037
J-00092355
J-00077729
J-00082184
J-00077730
J-00085470
*Based on the use of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts.
The following pharmaceutical reduction claims have not been certified by NSF International or the state of California.
Claims tested and verified by independent laboratory:
Contaminant
Reduction
Atenolol
Fluoxetine
Ibuprofen
Progesterone
Trimethoprim
Average Influent
978 ng/L
907 ng/l
885 ng/L
1097 ng/L
415 ng/L
NSF specified
Challenge Concentration
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Avg %
Reduction
99.5%
99.4%
94.1%
99.5%
99.5%
Average Product
Water
Concentration
5.0 ng/L
5.4 ng/L
52.3 ng/L
5.0 ng/L
2.0 ng/L
Max Permissible
Product Water NSF Reduction
Concentration Requirements
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
NSF
Test Report
J-00121587
J-00121587
J-00121588
J-00121589
J-00121587
Application Guidelines/Water Supply Parameters
Service Flow
Water Supply
0.5 gpm (21.9 lpm)
Potable Water
Water Pressure
Water Temperature
40-120 psi (2.8-8.2 bar)
33°F-100°F (0.6°C-38°C)
It is essential that the manufacturer’s recommended installation, maintenance and filter replacement requirements be carried out for the product to perform as advertised.
See Installation Manual for Warranty information.
Note: While the testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions,
NOTICE
actual performance may vary.
Replacement Cartridge: MWF. For estimated costs of replacement elements
please call 1-800-626-2002 or visit our website at www.geapplianceparts.com.
To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage:
• Read and follow use instructions before installation and use of this system.
• Installation and use MUST comply with all state and local plumbing codes.
• Do not install if water pressure exceeds 120 psi (8.2 bar). If your water pressure
exceeds 80 psi, you must install a pressure-limiting valve. Contact a plumbing
professional if you are uncertain how to check your water pressure.
• Do not install where water hammer conditions may occur. If water hammer
conditions exist you must install a water hammer arrester. Contact a plumbing
professional if you are uncertain how to check for this condition.
• Do not install on hot water supply lines. The maximum operating water
temperature of this filter system is 100º F (38º C).
• Protect filter from freezing. Drain filter when temperatures drop
below 33ºF (0.6ºC).
must be replaced every 6 months at the
•
rated capacity, or sooner if a noticeable reduction in flow rate occurs.
WARNING
To reduce the risk associated with ingestion of contaminants:
• Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality
without adequate disinfection before and after the system. Systems certified
for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected water that may contain filterable
cysts. EPA Establishment Number 10350-MN-005.
For conditions of use, health claims certified by the California Department of Public
Health, and replacements, see performance data sheet. California Department
of Public Health Certification #05-1698. The contaminants or other substances
removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users’ water.
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Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances website, 24 hours a day, any day
of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals, order parts
or even schedule service on-line. In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca
Schedule Service
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Expert GE Appliances repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at
your convenience any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal business hours.
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344
Real Life Design Studio
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
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people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and mental
abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas for people
with disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call 800.TDD.GEAC (800.833.4322).
In Canada, contact: Manager, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane
Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Extended Warranties
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still
in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours. GE Appliances
Consumer Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires. In Canada, call 1.888.261.2133
Parts and Accessories
In the U.S.: GEApplianceParts.com
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes
(VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at
800.626.2002 during normal business hours. (In Canada, call 1.800.661.1616.)
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally should
be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe
operation.
Contact Us
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your
phone number, or write to:
General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca, or call 1.800.661.1616 or write to: Director, Consumer Relations, MC Commercial
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane
Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Register Your Appliance
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
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communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise. You may also
mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material. In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca
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