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Appliance Registration

Base Grille

Care and Cleaning

Condenser

Diagnostic Codes

Drawers and Covers

Electronic Monitor

Door Alarm

System Check-Reset

Warm Temperature

Energy Saver System

Enerzv-Savin~ TiDs

Food Saver System

Food Storage Suggestions

Storage Drawers

Storage Times

Ice Dispenser

Icemaker

Installation

Adapter Plug

Adjustable Rollers

Clearances

Electrical Requirements

Extension Cord

Grounding

Location

6-9

15, 16

6-9

7

2

4

18

18

7,8

7

5

2

15

14

15, 16

14

10-13

10-13

3,4

4

4

4

3,4

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Water Supply to Icemaker

Light Bulb Replacement

Model and Serial Numbers

Ports-Bins

4

19

2

10, 17

Problem Solver

Refreshment Center

20-22

10

Repair Service

Safety Instructions

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3

Shelves

Temperature Controls

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5

Vacation & Moving Tips

Warranty

19

Back Cover

Water Filter

19

Useand Careof modelTFX27F with

Refreshment

Center,

Electronic

Monitorand

Diagnostic

System

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Help us help you...

Read this book carefully.

It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new refrigerator properly.

Keep it handy for answers to your questions.

If you don’t understand something or need more help, write (include your phone number):

Consumer Affairs

General Electric Company

Appliance Park

Louisville, KY 40225

Write down the model and serial numbers.

You’llsee them on a label at the bottom, just inside the fresh food compartment door.

These numbers are also on the

Consumer Product Ownership

Registration Card that came with your refrigerator.

Before sending in this card. please write these numbers here:

Model Number

Serial Number

Use these numbers in any correspondence or service calls concerning your refrigerator.

If you received a damaged refrigerator,

immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the refrigerator.

Save time and money.

Before you request service,

check the Problem Solver on pages 20 through 22. It lists causes of minor opemting problems that you can correct yourself.

Energy-saving tips

Location of your refrigerator is important.

Avoid locating it next to your range, a heating vent or where sun will shine directl>r on

It.

Don’t open the doors more often than necessary.

. Close the doors as soon as possible, particularly in hot.

humid weather.

c Be sure the doors are closed tightly. Before leaving the house or retiring for the night, check m be sure the doors haven’t been left open accidentally.

. Store only those foods requirinu refrigeration in your refrigerator.

Wipe all moisture from bo(tles and cartons before putting them ii~ the refrigerator.

Keep all foods covered to reduce moisture buildup inside the refrigerator.

If you turn controls to the coldc~t position for quick chilling or freezing.

be sure to turn them back to regular settings.

. Don’t overcrowd your refrigcratoi-.

Overcrowding can require extra electrical energy to keep ci’ertthinu cool .

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IMPOKIANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Read all instructions before using this appliance.

w~~when using this appliance, always exercise basic safety precautions, including the following:

. Use this appliance only for its

intended purpose as described in this Use and Care Book.

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refrigerator must be properly installed in accordance with the Installation Instructions

before it is used. See grounding instructions below and on page 4.

QNever 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 electric service 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 the plug or connector end.

When moving your refrigerator away from the wail, be careful not to rollover or damage the power cord.

c After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold surfaces, particularly when hands

are damp or wet. Skin may adhere to these extremely cold surl%ces.

Do not place fingers or hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism while the refrigerator

is plugged in. This will prevent contact with the moving parts of the ejector mechanism, or with the heating element that releases the cubes.

Do not allow anyone to climb, sit, stand or hang on the

RefreshmentCenter Compartment

door (see page 10). They could damage the refrigerator and maybe even tip it over, causing severe personal injury.

Don’t refreeze frozen f~ds which have thawed completely.

The United States Department of

Agriculture in Home and Garden

Bulletin No. 69 says:

“... Youmay safely refreeze frozen foods that have thawed if they still contain ice crystals or if they are still cold—below 40”F.

“.. .Thawed ground meats, poultry, or fish that have any off-odor or off-color should not be refrozen and should not be eaten. Thawed ice cream should be discarded. If the odor or color of any food is poor or questionable, get rid of it.

The food may be dangerous to eat.

“Even partial thawing and refreezing reduce the eating quality of foods.

particularly fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. The eating quality of red meats is affected less than that of many other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon as possible to save as much of their eating quality as you can.”

If your old refrigerator is still around the house but not in use,

be sure to remove the doors. This will reduce the possibility of danger to children.

Unplug your refrigerator.

A. Before making any repairs.

Note: We strongly recommend that any servicing be performed by a qualified individual.

B. Before cleaning.

C. Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, the refrigerator should be unplugged in order to avoid contact with alive wire fflament.

(A burned-out light bulb may break when being replaced.)

Note: Thming control to OFF position does not remove power to the light circuit.

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Do

not operate your refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.

SAW THESE

INSTRUCTIONS

Installation Requirements

–IMPORTANT: P]ease read carefully.

How to connect

For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.

The power cord of this appliance is equipped with u grounding plug which mates with a standard grounded wall outlet (Fig. 1)to minimize the possibility of elec~ric shock hazard from this appliance.

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Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall outlet.

DO NOT, UNDER ANY

CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT

OR REMOVE THE THIRD

(GROUND) PRONG FROM

THE POWER CORD.

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Installation Requirements

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Use of Adapter Plug

Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly

~ommend against use of an adapter plug. However, if you still elect to use an adapter, where local codes permit, a TEMPORARY CONNECIION maybemadetoap~rlym two-prong wall outlet by use of a

UL listed adapter (Fig. 2) available at most local hardware stores.

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The Iarger slot in the adapter must be aligned with the larger slot in the wall outlet to provide proper polarity in the connection of the power cord.

CAUTION: Attaching adapter ground terminal to wall outlet cover screw does not ground the appliance unless cover screw is metal, and not insulated, and wall outlet is grounded through house wiring. You should havethe circuit checked by a qwdified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.

When disconnecting the power

cord from the adapter, alwayshold the adapter with one hand. If this is not done, the adapter ground terminal is very likely to break with repeated use.

Should the adapter ground terminal break, DO NOT USE the appliance until a proper ground has again been established.

Use of Extension Cords

Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL listed 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the

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120volts. Such extension cords are obtainable through your local service organization.

The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet—

(115volt, 60 Hertz, single phase

AC). This is recommended for best performance and to prevent overloading house wiring circuits, which could cause a fire hazard from overheating wires.

Refrigerator Location

Do

not install refrigerator where temperature will go below 60”F.

because it will not run often enough to maintain proper temperatures.

Do install it on a floor strong

enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.

Also see Energy-Saving Tips regarding location.

Clearances

A11owthe following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:

Sides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..~”

Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..o”

(If built in, allow 7/8”at the top for hinge covers.)

Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..l”

Allow the following door clearance:

Refreshment Center Side . . . . 3%”

Freezer Side . . . . . . . . . . . . ..l~”

Water Supply to Icemaker

Youwill need to connect your icemaker to a cold water line. A water supply kit containing copper tubing, shut-offvalve, fittingsand instructions is available at extra cost from your dealer. There should be sufficient tubing for the icemaker from the cold water supply to allow you to move the refrigerator out from the wall several feet (approximately

3 coils of l/4-inch copper tubing that is at least 10inches in diameter).

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Rollers

Adjustable rollers,

which enable you to move your refrigerator away from the wall for cleaning, are located behind the base grille.

These rollers should be set so that the refrigerator is firmly positioned on the floor and the front is raised just enough that the doors close easily when opened about halfway.

Specially designed door hinges lift both doors slightly when opened.

The force of gravity then helps close the door automatically.

To adjust rollers,

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

Turn roller adjusting screws

clockwise to raise refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it. Use adjustable wrench (3/8” hex head bolt) or pliers.

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When adjusting front rollers for proper door closure, it is recommended that the bottom front edge of the cabinet be approximately 5/8” from the floor.

To replace b=cgril.ie,

align prongs on back of grille with clamps in cabinet and push forward until grille snaps into place.

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Operating Your

Refrigerator

Set the

Temperature Controls

FREEZER

C INITIAL SETTING

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5

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FRESH FOOD

Your refrigerator has two controls that let you regulate the temperature in the fresh food and freezer compartments.

INITIALLY,

set the

FRESH

FOOD

control at 5 and the

FREEZER control at C.

For colder or warmer temperatures, adjust the desired compartment control one letter or number at a time.

IMPORTANT

When your refrigerator is first installed, allow 24 hours for stabilization to normal operating temperature before filling it with large amounts of fresh or frozen foods.

Note:

Turning the fresh food control compartments –fresh food AND freezer—but does not shut off power to the refrigerator.

How to Test Temperatures

Use the milk test for the fresh

fbod compartment. Place a container of milk on the top shelf in the fresh food compartment.

Check it a day later. If the milk is too warm or too cold, adjust the temperature controls.

Use

the ice cream test for the freezer compartment.

Place a container of ice cream in the center of the freezer compartment.

Check it after a day. If it’s too hard or too soft, adjust the temperature controls.

If you turn your household thermostat below

60°F. at night

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you may want to turn the lettered control one step colder, as from “C” to “D~’ Cooler temperatures in the house may cause the compressor to operate less frequently, thus allowing the freezer compartment to warm somewhat.

To protect your frozen food supply, leave your

lettered

setting at this colder setting for the entire winter or for whatever period of time you are turning down your thermostat, This is especially important when the thermostat is turned down for an extended period.

This change should have no effect on your fresh food compartment.

However, if freezing occurs, turn the numbered control one step warmer, as from “5’* to “4V

When you stop turning the thermostat down, turn temperature controls back to their regular settings.

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Automatic

Ene~y Saver System

You won’t find an “energy saver” switch on this refrigerat&.

Warm liquid from the refrigerator’s condenser is automatically circulated around the front edge of the freezer compartment to help keep moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator during humid weather.

Many refrigerators use special electric heaters. This refrigerator needs none. That’s why there is no

“energy saver” switch. . .there’s no need for it.

No Defrosting

It is not necessary to defrost the freezer or fresh food compartments.

Your refrigerator is designed and equipped to defrost itself automatically.

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Electronic Monitor & Diagnostic System

It keeps an eye on things for you.

@ Red signal light flashes to tell you when either door is open,

@G reen signal light tells you that the Door Alarm beeper has been set to sound after either door has been open 30 seconds.

@Red signal Iight tells you when freezer fmdkeeping temperature is above normal.

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Green lighted word NORMAL indicates that no failure has been detected by the diagnostic system.

@Flashing green diagnostic codes in the display warn you when:

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frozen foods should be checked.

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power has been interrupted.

m icemaker may not be operating properly.

What these codes mean—and what to do when they appear— is summarized on the inside of the freezer compartment door and explained more thoroughly on the following pages.

@System Check pad puts a review of the electronic diagnosii of five coded functions at your fingertip and also allows you to erase codes from display.

@Electronic control allows you to turn night light in water-and-ice dispenser on and off.

@Electronic control allows you to select ice cubes or crushed-i(x.

and green signal light confirms your choice.

m freezer control may need to be set for a colder temperature.

When your refrigerator is first plugged in...

All panel lights come on for ilve seconds. a beep sounds, and lights go off except as follows:

PF flashes in the display. Touch

SYSTEM CHECK-RESET pad to erase it.

* Green word NORMAL glows.

9 Red WARM TEMPERATURE light glows if freezer compartment temperature is higher than normal.

It goes off when proper foodkeeping temperature is reached.

Door alarm beeper is activated and green light on DOOR ALARM pad glows.

CRUSHED ice selection light

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Red DOOR OPEN light flashes if either door is open, goes out when doors are shut.

Night light in water-and-ice dispenser is off.

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How to Set the

Door Alarm

You don’t have to set the visual

alarm. As long as either door is open, the red

DOOR OPEN signal light flashes.

Why the Red Warm

Temperature Light Glows.

At first, it’s probably because your newly installed refrigerator hasn’t completely cooled down yet. Wait a few hours for it to cool, and then the light will go out.

How the Electronic

Monitor and Diagnostic

System Works.

If the green signal light on the

DOOR ALARM pad is glowing, the beeper alarm is set.

If it’s not.

touch the pad to turn it on.

From then on, the red light will glow whenever temperatures inside get too high for proper food storage.

If this happens, open the doors only when absolutely necessary.

and close them as quickly as possible.

As soon as inside tempertitures return to normal. the light goes out.

The word NORMAL is lighted in green except when a failure has been detected.

If either door is open for more than

30 seconds, a recurring beep sounds.

The light goes out and the beeping stops when you close the door.

There are times when you’ll want the Door Alarm beeper turned

off. When you’re rearranging a lot of food, for example. Just touch the pad. The green light will go out and the beeping will stop.

Deactivating the Door Alarm beeper does not turn the red DOOR

OPEN light off—it keeps flashing until the door is closed.

The SYSTEM CHECK-RESET pad has two functions:

1.

You can touch the SYSTEM

CHECK-RESET pad and get a review of the electronic diagnostic codes in order of their priority.

2. You can touch the SYSTEM

CHECK-RESET pad to erase three flashing codes immediately and two codes tifter the condition that caused them to flash has been corrected (see page 8).

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The Electronic Monitor and

Diagnostic System

alerts you when something starts to go wrong.

If a diagnostic code appears on the display, something needs special attention.

To get your attention, the display code flashes until you erase it. The first 6 flashes are accompanied by beeps,

If more than one coded function requires attention at the same time,

the one with the highest priority will be displayed first.

Pressing the SYSTEM CHECK-

RESET pad will evaluate all other coded functions.

If the NORMAL display is lit during the displaying of a code. that function is operating properly.

Pressing the SYSTEM CHECK-

RESET pad will erase three codes immediately—Pfi Cl and CC.

The DE and FFcodes can only be

erased by touching the SYSTEM

CHECK-RESET pad

after

the condition that caused the code to flash has been corrected.

This flashing code tells you the power to the refrigerator has been interrupted

for more than 2 seconds. Check the condition of food in both the fresh food and freezer compartments.

Touch

SYSTEM CHECK-RESET pad to erase code.

There is no fault with the refrigerator

when PF code tlashes.

This flashing code tells you something’s wrong with the defrost system–keep doors closed to retain cold and call for service.

Code flashes until problem is corrected.

This flashing code tells you to

check your frozen food. Has any of it started to thaw? A package may be holding the freezer compartment door open. Don’t open the door more often than absolutely necessary while this code is displayed. Touching the

SYSTEM CHECK-RESET pad after the freezer compartment temperature has returned to normal will erase the code.

This flashing code tells you to

check the automatic icemaker.

Ice clumps in the storage bin may have stalled the icemaker. Follow corrective measures described on page 21. If water supply to the icemaker is not connected or not turned on, make sure manuai icemaker switch is in the OFF position (see page 11). Code stops flashing when problem is corrected or SYSTEM CHECK-RESET pad is

touched.

This flashing code tells you to

check temperature controls

and adjust them if necessary. (See directions on page 5.) Touch

SYSTEM CHECK-RESET pad to erase code. If code reappears after 4 hours. call for service.

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Signal Lights and

Diagnostic Codes

What they mean, and what to do when they alert you, is summarized on this panel on the inside of the freezer compartment door.

Panei located on the inside of thetfreexr cotnpartme~lr door.

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Refreshment Center

The Refreshment Center consists of an Automatic Icemaker, an Ice

& Water Dispenser and a special

Refreshment Center Compartment with its own door that becomes a counter when you open it.

Icemaker

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It replaces the ice you use. . .

automatically.

Ice & Water Dispenser

It dispenses ice cubes. crushed ice and chilled water through the freezer compartment door.

Refreshment Center

Compartment

It makes frequently used items stored on the fresh food door readily accessible through the

Refreshment Center Compartment door without having to open the main refrigerator door.

It provides an extra counter-high work surface with its own light right at the refrigerator when the

Refreshment Center Compartment door is open. To open, Iifi compartment door handle and pull down. Close door afler use.

Although durable, stain- and scratch-resistant. the work surface on the Refreshment Center counter should not be used as a cutting board. Shaqv utensils can damage it.

To remove the Refreshment Center

Ports-Bin, open the outer door to free the lip on the bin from the overlapping door.

Cold air entering from the freezer compartment keeps the temperature in the Refreshment Center

Compartment at proper foodkeeping levels.

The Refreshment Center

Compartment is aiso accessible throu-gh a lift-up door on the inside of the fresh food compartment door-.

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Ice & Chilled Water

Dispenser

Automatic Icemaker and

Ice & Water Dispenser

Your refrigerator has an automatic icemaker and a custom dispenser that dispenses chilled water. ice cubes and crushed ice through the freezer compartment door. Here’s how they work.

Water flows from the household

supply through a

(1) dual solenoid valve to the

(2) water reservoir and to the

(3) automatic icemaker as needed.

Water is frozen in the

(4)

cube mold and ejected into the

(5) storage bin where a motorpowered auger moves cubes forward into the dispensing unit.

When you touch the CUBES pad

on front of freezer compartment door.

ice cubes will dispense through chute in door when cradle is pressed.

When you touch the CRUSHED

pad, baffle in housing channels cubes through the crusher and crushed ice falls through chute into glass when cradle is pressed.

Chilled water from reservoir flows through the

(6)

tubing in the door and is dispensed when the cradle is pressed.

(7) A

light switch

turns the night light in the dispenser on or off when the LIGHT pad is touched.

Important Facts about

YourIce & WaterDispenser

Youricemaker will produce eight

cubes per cycle-approximately

120cubes in a 24-hour period— depending on freezer compartment temperature, room temperature, number of door openings and other use conditions.

Intermittent dispensing of ice is

normal. If ice flow interruption is more than b~ef, ice clump(s) may be the cause and should be removed following instmctions below and on page 13.

Avoid overfilling glasses with ice and using narrow or extra-tall

glasses. This can jam the chute or cause the door in the chute to freeze shut. Periodically open the freezer compartment door and look down into the chute. If ice is blocking the chute, poke it through with a wooden spoon.

To heip keep bits of ice from being sprayed beyond the glass,

place glass close to ice chute— but not so close that it blocks outcoming ice.

Ice should not be dispensed into

thin glasses, fme china or delicate

crystal-they can crack or chip from the combined pressure of your hand pressing them against the cradle and ice dropping into the container.

Ice should be dispensed before filling glass with soda or other beverage mixes.

This will prevent splashing which is annoying and which, if the splash reaches the ice and water selector switch, could cause it to stick or bind.

Beverages and foods should not

be quick-chilled in the ice storage

bin. Cans, bottles or food packages in the storage bin may cause the icemaker to malfunction.

Ice other than that produced by your icemaker should not be added to the ice storage bin—it may not crush or dispense

well.

Before Using Your

Icemaker and Dispenser

If you use your refrigerator before the water connection is made. raise the ice access door and make sure the icemaker feeler arm is in the

OFF (up) position as shown below.

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When water supply has been connected to ice-maker. move feeler arm to ON (down) position.

Depress water dispenser cradle for about two minutes to remove trapped air from the water line and to fill water reservoir automatically.

Ice cube mold automatically fills with water after cooling to freezing temperatures.

First cubes normally freeze after several hours.

NOTE: With a newly-installed refrigerator.

allow about 24 hours for the freezer compartment to cool down to the proper ice-making temperature.

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Ice & Chilled Water Dispenser

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Once Your Icemaker and

Dqenser Are in Operation

Throw away the first few batches of ice cubes (16or 24 cubes). This will flush away any impurities in the water line._Do-the ;ame thing after vacations or extended peri;ds when ice isn’t used.

Discard the first half dozen glassfuls of water in the kitchen sink. This will eliminate the slight “plastic’” taste temporarily imparted to the water by the water reservoir.

Keep ice level to keep icemaker productive.

Cubes ejected into an empty storage bin will pile

up close

to the icemaker and push the feeler arm up to the OFF position prematurely when the bin is only partially full. Open the ice access door, reach in, level the cubes by hand and ice-making will resume.

Keeping cubes distributed evenly will allow the icemaker to produce enough ice to fill the bin to its maximum capacity.

To Dispense Ice and Water

For ice, touch CUBES or

CRUSHED pad. For water, simply position glass beneath words

“CHILLED WATER.”

Caution:

Under certain rare circumstances, ice cubes may be discolored, usually appearing with a green-bluish hue. The cause of this unusual discoloration is apparently due to a combination of factors such as certain characteristics of local waters, household plumbing and the accumulation of copper salts in an inactive water supply line which feeds the icemaker. Continued consumption of such discolored ice cubes may be injurious to health. If such discoloration is observed, discard the ice cubes and contact your Geneml Electric

Factory Service Center or an authorized Customer Care@ servicer.

Grip glass or other container gently near rim and press rim firmly against ice or water dispenser cradle.

Caution:

Never put fingers or other objects into the ice crusher discharge opening.

When Dispensing Ice...

Some crushed ice may be dispensed even though you

touched the CUBES pad.

This happens occasionally vhen a few cubes inadvertently get diverted w the crusher.

Sometimes a mound of sno~v:vi!l

form on the door in the ice chute.

Th!s coIldi[lon is ~(lrnlu~q~nd usually occurs when )OU have dispensed crushed ice repeatedly.

The snow wiil eventually maporatc.

When Dispensing Water...

The water system provides approximate@ six successive

6-ounce glassfuls.

After this.

several hours must be allowed for the new water reser~’oir supplj {(; cool. You probably will 1101Jraln

Ldlthe chilled water from rhc reservoir on a single occasi(m.

The first glass of water dispensed may be warmer than the follmving ones. This is normal.

Dispensed t~ater is chilled. not iced. For colder \ratcr, SImpi> add crushed ice or cubes bcfhrc dispensing Wrtitcr.

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Stop Dispensing

Release pressure from cradle and withdraw slowly to catch last bits of ice or drops of water.

To Remove Ice Cube

Storage Bin...

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Some slight dripping may occur following dispensing of crushed ice or chilled water. If excessive, the spill should be wiped dry immediately.

Do not pour water in spill shelf because it is not seif-draining— pour it in the kitchen sink. The shelf and its grille should be cleaned regularly according to instructions on page 18.

If Ice Clumps Form in

Storage Bin...

The icemaker ejects cubes in groups of eight. and it is normal for several cubes to be joined together.

However,

infrequent usage of ice can cause ice clumps to form in the storage bin.

resulting in temporary malfunction of the dispenser mechanism.

If this happens:

. Remove storage bin from freezer compartment.

. Break up ice clumps with fingertip pressure and discard remaining clumps.

. Replace bin before remaining cubes melt and fuse together.

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Lift the left corner to free the bin from the shelf, and pull the bin straight out while supporting it at front and back.

To Replace

Ice Cube

Storage Bin

Slide the bin back until the tab on the bin locks into the slot in the shelf.

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remove it and rotate the drive mechanism 1/4 turn. Then push bin back again until the tab on the bin locks into the slot in the shelf.

If Ice Is Not Used

Frequently...

Old ice cubes will become cloudy and taste stale. Empty ice storage bin periodically and wash it in lukewarm water. Be sure to allow storage bin to cool before replacing it—otherwise ice cubes will stick to the metal auger.

Move

Icemaker Feeler

Arm to OFF (up) Position

When...

. Home water supply is to be turned off for several hours.

o Ice storage bin is to be removed for a period of time.

. Going away on vacation. at which time you should also turn off the valve in the water supply line to your refrigerator.

If This Is Your First

Icemaker...

You’ll hear occasional sounds that may be unfamiliar. These are normal icemaking sounds and are not cause for concern.

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Fwd Storage Suggestions

Suggested Storage Times*

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Fresh Meats

Roasts (Beef & Lamb)

Roasts (Pork & Veal)

Steaks (Beef)

Chops (Lamb)

Chops (Pork).

Ground & Stew Meats

Variety Meats.

Sausage (Pork).

Processed Meats

Bacon

Frankfurters

Ham (Whole)

Ham (Half)

Ham (Slices)

Luncheon Meats

Sausage (Smoked)

Sausage(Dry & Semi-Dry)

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Cooked Meats

Cooked Meats and

Meat Dishes,

Gravy & Meat Broth

Fresh Poultry

Chicken &Turkey (Whole)

Chicken (Pieces)

Turkey (Pieces)

Duck & Goose (Whole)

Giblets

Cooked Poultry

Pieces (Covered with Broth)

Pieces (Not Covered)

Cooked Poultry Dishes

Fried Chicken

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Most fruds and vegetables

Lean fish.

Fatty fish, rolls and breads, soups, stew, casseroles

Cakes. pies, sandwiches,

Ieft-overs (cooked),

Ice cream (original carton)

FREEZER

8-12 months

6-8 months

2-3 months

1 month max

New techniquesare constantly being dweloped.

Consult the College or County Extension

Service or your local Utilii Company for the latest informationon freezingand storing foods.

To store cheese, wrap well with wax paper or aluminum foil, or put in a plastic bag.

Carefidly wrap to expel air and help prevent mold.

Store pre-packaged cheese in its own wrapping if you wish.

To store vegetables, use the

vegetable drawers—they’ve been designed to preserve the natural moisture and freshness of produce.

Covering vegetables with a moist towel helps maintain crispness.

As a fi.nther aid to freshness, pre-packaged vegetables can be stored in their original wrapping.

Note: Specialfieshfooa’ compamnent drawers (on models so equipped) make it unnecessary to wrap certain foods which they’ve been designed to preserve. These dra wers are described on page 15.

To store ice

cream—Fine-quality ice cream, with high cream content, will normally require slightly lower temperatures than more “airy,” already-packaged brands with low cream content.

It will be necessary to experiment to determine the freezer compartment location and temperature control setting to keep your ice cream at the right serving temperature.

The mr of the freezer compartment is slightly colder than the front.

Meats, fish and poultry purchased from the store vary in quality and age; consequently, safe storage time in your refrigerator will vary.

To store unfrozen meats, fish and poultry:

Always remove store wrappings.

Rewrap in foil, film or wax paper and refrigerate immediately.

Tips on Freezing Foods

There are three essential requirements for efficient home freezing.

1. Initial quality.

Freeze only top-quality foods. Freezing retains quality and flavor; it cannot improve quality.

2. Speed. The quicker fruits and vegetables are frozen afier picking, the better the frozen product will be. You’llsave time, too, with less culling and sorting to do.

3. Proper packaging.

Use food wraps designed especially for freezing.

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wrap well in freezer-weight foil (or other heavy-duty wrapping material), forming it carefully to the shape of the contents. This expels air. Fold and crimp ends of the package to provide a good, lasting seal.

Don’t refreeze meat that has completely thawed; meat, whether raw or cooked, can be frozen successfully only once.

Limit freezing of fresh (unfrozen) meats or seafoods to 29 pounds at a time.

For Convenience...

Store all like things together. This not only saves time, but electricity— because you can find foods faster.

. Place the oldest items up front so they can be used up promptly.

Use the roomy Ports-Bins on the door for most frequently used foods and beverages.

Use the meat drawer for meats you do not freeze.

To Save Money in Energy and Food Costs

Place most perishable items such as milk. cream or cottage cheese in the coldest part of the refri,gerator— in a Ports-Bin on the door in line with one of the air ducts through which cold air from the freezer enters the fresh food compartment.

Cover moist foods with tight lids, plastic film or foil.

Leaf vegetables and fruits placed in storage drawers will last longer stored in closed plastic containers or wrapped in plastic film.

Do not overload your fresh food or freezer compartment with a lot of warm food at once.

Open the doors the fewest times possible to save electrical energy.

c When going out of town for several days. leave as few perishables as possible in the refrigerator.

Set the icemaker to the “OFF’” position and shut off water to the refrigerator.

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Food-Saver System

Moist ‘n IWeshDrawer

The full-width top draweris designed to keep unwrapped foods fresh by retaining the natural moisture content of fwds such as:

A~chO~s

Cherri=

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Plums

Asparagus

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BIU@es

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G~ns, l@

Spinach o cam

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Tomatoes, ripe

Peas,green

As in any refrigerated storage area, itis

recommended that odorous fti be stored wrapped-foods such as:

Broccoli c Brussels sprouts

Cabbage Q

Parsnips

Caumr

Turnips

G~n onions

Storage time will depend upon the type of food and its condition when placed in the drawer.

Excess water which may accumulate in the bottom of the Moist ‘n Fresh drawer should be poured out and the drawer wiped dry.

The Moist ‘n Fresh drawer is partially sealed by gaskets attached to the cover at the front and back edges. Always replace it in this cover and push the drawer all the

My in.

Moist ‘n Fresh dmwer— c/ose

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Convertible

Meat Keeper —

The variable temperature controi regulatesthe air tlow

from the freezer compartment.

Cool ‘n Fresh Drawer

The lower right drawer is designed to provide lower humidity storage for items such as:

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Apples

Apfio&

Grapes

QMushrooms

. Nectarines . Raspberries

Oranges ●

Summer

Squash

Peaches

Pears

Strawberries

Tangerines

Convertible Meat

Keeper

The Convertible Meat Pan drawer has its own cold air duct to allow a stream of cold air from the freezer compartment to flow around the drawer.

Set control lever to MEAT–the coldest setting-to store fresh meats.

If lever is left in meat position for:1 long period of time, some frost mtiy form on the inside of the drawer.

Set control lever to VEG to convert the drawer to normal refrigerator temperature and provide extra vegetable storage space.

Cold air duct is turned off.

Variable settings between these extremes can be selected.

Cool

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Drawer Removal

Drawers will stop before coming all the way out of refrigerator to heip prevent contents from spilling onto floor. Dmwers can easily be removed by tilting up slightly and pulling past “stop” location.

To remove drawers when the

fresh food compartment door cannot be opened fully:

L Remove food from the shelf above the .Moist ‘n Fresh drawer and take out the shelf. Take food off of the glass cover and out of the drawer.

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[he rear of the Moist’n Fresh drawer.

Lift each end straight up until the slots on the gasket are free of the drawer support tabs.

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Reach in, push the rearof the glass

up and, at the same time. push it back until it clears the front corner retainers.

4. Tilt and remove the cover.

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After cleaning, replace

in reverse order. “Meats or Vegetables’qdrwer must be returned to the lower left position.

Coi~king-scr\ iry-storage dishes

\vith L&m Rse;-throu~h lids fit into a slide-out tray that. mgether with the shelfto which 1[attaches.

can be located mywhere in the fresh fcx~dLYmpart me nt.

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6 Pull the “Meats or Vegetables*’ drawer straight out. then lift its cover and remove it.

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Reinstall the gasket at the reur {Jr the “Moist ‘n Fresh”” drawer. Fit the end of the plastic drawer support into the slot on the gasket. with the rubber gasket tlap hi ng you. MAc sure the gasket snaps int~>plticc.

Sealed

Snack I%ck

The Sealed Snack Pack–id shelf to which it is attached—can be relocated within the Fresh FoLxl compartment.

The sealed drawer retains high humidity for convenient storage of unw rapped meats and cheese. bacon. hors

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Lids cannot }vithstand the heat generated in comentional ovens.

Dishes and lids are not designed for rmge

top

cooking or broiler

UW.Such use can be hazardous.

Shelf Positions

How to Rearrange

Your Shelves

Shelves in the fresh food and freezer compartments are adjustable, enabling you to make efficient shelf arrangements to fit your family’s food storage needs.

Tempered Glass Shelves in

Fresh Food Compartment

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To relocate the wine rack:

To remove shelves:

Tilt the shelf up at front. then lift it up and out of the tracks on the rear w~ll of the refrigerator.

ils:

Pull the wine rack straight out, position its lip over either edge of the shelf you want to suspend it from, and push it all the way in.

Ports-Bins on Fresh Food

Compartment Door

Adjustable Ports-Bins can easily be carried from the refrigerator to your work area.

Snuggers

hold smaller items securely in the bin to help prevent tipping, spilling and sliding.

All except the top Ports-Bin in the

Refreshment Center Compartment

(see page 10) can be relocated on the fresh food compartment door.

The top bin is removable, but must be returned to its original position on the door.

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To relocate shelves: Select desired

shelf height. With shelf front raised slightly, engage the top lugs in the tracks at the rear of the cabinet.

Then lower the front of the shelf until it locks into position.

Removable Wine Rack

The wine rack is designed to hold a bottle on its side and will fit on any shelf.

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Lift Ports-Bin straight up until mounting hooks disengage.

To replace or relocate: Seiect desired

shelf height, engage Porta-

Bin’s hook in slots on the tracks of the door, and push in. Ports-Bin will lock in place.

Multi-Position Shelves in

Freezer Compartment

Shelf supports at various levels in the freezer compartment let you reposition the shelves from time to time to better accommodate your variable inventory of frozen foods.

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While pressing tabs on shelf supports on right wall, lift shelf out of grooves in supports.

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3. Select desired ‘ shelf height and insert shelf rods into holes on left wall.

If shelf

supports at desired level on right wall have tabs,

lower shelf ‘ into grooves on support while

~ ‘ pressing tabs. Be sure shelf wire is fully inserted into grooves.

If shelf supports at desired level on right wall do not have tabs, merely lower shelf into place on supports.

Deep Door Shelves in

Freezer Compartment

Detachable shelf extenders deepen and enclose three fixed door shelves, providing more storage room and ‘ greater storage flexibility.

To remove, lift the shelf extender straight up until the mounting hooks come out of the slots in the door.

To replace.

line up the hooks with the slots in the door and push in md down.

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Cleaning-Outside

Refreshment center compartment door-outside.

It’s important that you use only Windex brand window cleaner or a damp cloth to clean the glass and trim. Other glass cleaners may damage the trim. Avoid using wax on the refreshment center door.

Electronic monitor and diagnostic system panels.

Clean the panels on the outside and inside of the freezer compartment door with a soft, clean cloth lightly dampened with water. Do not use cleaning sprays or large amounts of water—the liquid can run down and damage the control mechanisms.

The water and ice dispenser spill shelf

should be wiped dry immediately to prevent spotting.

Water left on the shelf may leave deposits that you can remove by soaking in undiluted vinegar.

You can also use a paste of non-precipitating water softener

(such as Calgon brand) and water.

or one teaspoon of citric acid powder per pint of hot tap water.

Soak until the deposit disappears or becomes loose enough to rinse away. Usually 30 minutes soaking time is adequate.

Avoid using wdx on the spill shelf and trim.

The door handles and trim

can be cleaned with a cloth dampened with a solution of mild liquid dishwashing detergent and water.

Dry with a soft cloth. Don’t use wax on the door handles and trim.

Keep the finish clean.

Wipe with a clean cloth lightly dampened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Dry and polish with a clean. soft cloth.

Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dishwashing cloth or wet towel. These may leave a residue that can erode the paint. Do not use scouring pads. powdered cleaners.

bleach or cleaners containing bleach because these products can scratch and weaken the paint finish.

Protect

the paint finish.

The outside of the refrigerator has ti high quality, baked-on paint finish.

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Apply kitchen~appliance wax when the refrigerator is new and then at least twice a year.

Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner

(Cat. No. WR92X216) is available from GE Appliance Parts Marts.

Cleaning—Inside

Refreshment center compartment door—inside.

Wipe up spills right away. Use one tablespoon of baking soda in one quart of water to clean the inside door surface, refreshment center bin and inside access door.

Rinse, wipe dry.

Inside the fresh food and freezer compartments should be cleaned at least once a year. Unpiug 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 warm water and baking soda solution—about a tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of water.

This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse thoroughly with water and wipe dry.

Other parts of the refrigerator— including door gaskets. meat and vegetable drawers, ice storage bin and all plastic parts—can be cleaned the same way. Do not use cleansing powders or other abrasive cleaners.

To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda in the rear of the refrigerator.

on the top shelf. Change the box every three months. An open box of baking soda in the freezer will absorb stale freezer odors.

Do not wash any plastic parts from your refrigerator in your automatic dishwasher.

Quick Serve bowls and covers can be cleaned in an automatic dishwasher or by hand with liquid dishwashing detergent and water.

You can remove stains by soaking

(hem in a bleach-and-water

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Drain opening in freezer compartment.

During yearly cleaning, remove bottom freezer basket and flush a solution of baking soda—one teaspoon and two cups of hot (not boiling) water— through the drain line with the help of a meat baster. This will help eliminate odor and reduce the likelihood of a clogged drain line.

If drain becomes

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Behind Refrigerator

Care should be taken in moving your refrigerator away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can be damaged. particularly cushioned coverings and those with embossed surfaces. PuH the refrigerator straight out and return it to position by pushing it straight in. ,Moving your refrigerator in a side direction may result in damage to your floor covering or refrigerator,

Condenser

For most efficient operation, remove the base grille (see page 4) and either sweep away or vacuum up dust that is readily accessible.

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Pan behind base grille should be cleaned at least once a year. When reinstalling pan, firmly push it

ALL THE WAYIN until it stops.

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Light Bulb Replacement

In Fresh Food Compartment

1. Unplug refrigerator.

2. Thm numbered temperature control to OFF and pull off knob.

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4. Lift panel to disengage top from pins on sidewalls; remove panel.

After replacing with same size bulb, reinstall panel (hang top on

pins; pull bottom down, push it back and release it to let lip engage grooves in retainers). Replace temperaturecontrol knob in OFF position, turn it to previous setting, and plug refrigeratorback in.

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1. Unplug refrigerator.

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3. Pull plastic light shield toward you. (It will bend to free tabs from grooves. )

After replacing with same size bulb, reinstall shield and shelf and plug refrigerator back in.

In Refreshment Center

1. Unplug refrigerator.

2. Open fresh food compartment door, remove top Rxta-Bin and raise

Refreshment Center inner door.

3. Press sides of flexible light shield to release locking tabs and allow the shield to swing down.

4. Unscrew burned-out bulb and replace it with night-light bulb of same wattage.

5. Place rear tab of light shield into door and rotate shield up until tabs lock into slots above.

6. Plug refrigerator back in.

When You Goon Vacation

For extended vacations or absences,

shut off power to refrigerator, turn the numbered control to OFF, clean interior w ith baking soda solution of one

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To prevent odors.

leave open box of soda in refrigerator.

Leave doors open.

For shorter vacations, remove perishable

foods and leave controls at regular settings. However, if room temperature is expected to drop below 60”F., follow same instructions as for extended vacations.

Move icemaker feeler arm to OFF

(up) position and be sure to shut off water supply to the refrigerator.

When YouMove

Disconnect power cord from wall outlet, remove all food and clean and dry the interior.

Secure all loose items

such as grille, shelves and storage pans by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.

Be sure refrigerator stays in

upright posi?ion only

during actual moving and in van. Refrigerator must be secured in van to prevent movement.

Protect outside of refrigerator with blanket.

Water

Filter Accessorv

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The perfect companion to your automatic icemaker— a water filter

Your ice cubes can only be as fresh-tasting as the water that produces them.

That’s why it’s a good idea to purify your water with a water filter.

Its activated charcoal removes musty, stale odors and unpleasant medicinal, metallic tastes. A porous fiber cartridge catches dirt, rust particles, sand and silt while special crystals reduce deposits of hard scale.

The water filter is an option at extra cost and is available from your GE dealer. Specify WR97X214. It has complete installation instructions and installs in minutes on 1/4” O. D.

copper water line.

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Questions?

Use This Problem Solver

PROBLEM

NO PANEL T13UCH

PAD RESPONSE

REFRIGERAlOR

DOES N(YI’

OPERATE

MOIUR OPERATES

FOR LONG PERIODS

Rapid Electrical Diagnosis

Your refrigerator is wired for accurate electrical diagnosis in your home—takes only minutes for a service technician to check its entire electrical system. No need for the technician to unplug, move or unload the refrigerator to make the diagnosis.

POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY

If interior light is not on, refrigerator may not be plugged in at wall outlet.

If plug is secure and the refrigerator still fails to operate, plug a lamp or a small appliance into the same outlet to determine if there is a tripped circuit breaker or burned out i%se.

May be in defrost cycle when motor does not operate for about 30 minutes.

Temperature control in OFF position.

If interior light is not on, refrigerator may not be plugged in at wall outlet.

If plug is secure and the refrigerator still fails to operate, plug a lamp or a small appliance into the same outlet to determine if there is a tripped circuit breaker or burned out fuse.

Modem refrigerators with more storage space and a larger freezer compartment require more operating time.

Normal when refrigerator is first delivered to your home—usually requires 24 hours to completely cool down.

Large amounts of food placed in refrigerator to be cooled or frozen.

Hot weather—frequent door openings.

Door left open.

c Temperature controls are set too cold. Refer to instructions for use of

TEMPERATURE CONTROLS on page 5.

Grille and condenser need cleaning. Refer to page 18.

Check ENERGY-SAVINGTIPS on page 2.

Temperature control starts and stops motor to maintain even temperatures.

M~R STARTS&

STOPS FREQUENTLY

VIBRATION OR

RATTLING

H(YI’AIR FROM

B(YI’’I0MOF

REFRIGERATOR

DOOR N~ CLOSING

PROPERLY

If refrigerator vibrates, more than likely it is not resting solidly on the floor and front roller screws or front leveling legs need adjusting or floor is weak or uneven. Refer to

ROLLERS on page 4.

If dishes vibrate on shelves, try moving them. Slight vibration is normal.

Defrost water pan rattling, needs to be positioned properly.

Normal air flow cooling motor. In the refrigeration process. it is normal that heat be expelled in the area under the refrigerator. Some floor coverings will discolor at these normal and safe operating temperatures.

Your floor covering supplier should be consulted if you object to this discoloration.

Door gasket on hinge side sticking or folding over. To correct. put a small amount of petroleum jelly on face of gasket.

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OPERATING SOUNDS

The high speed compressor motor required to maintain near zero temperatures in the large freezer compartment may produce higher sound levels than your old refrigerator.

Normal fhn air fluw-one fhn blows cold air through the rdkigerator and freezer compartments, another fim cools the compressor motor.

. ~ese NORMAL sounds w~ also be h~d from tie to time:

D-t tier swi~h clic~ ~ d&stc

Defrost water dripping into drain pan.

c Temperature control clicks ON or OFF.

. Refrigerant boiling or gurgling=

Crackingor popping of cooling coils caused by expansion and contractionduring

defkostand retigeration following defrost.

Wlti au~matic i=~r,

tie sound of cu~s dropping into the bin and water running in pipes as icernakerrefills.

FRESH FOOD

OR FREEZER

COMPARTMENT

TEMPERATURE

’100 WARM

FOODS DRY OUT

FROSTOR ICE

CRYSTALS ON

FROZEN FOOD

Temperaturecontrol not set cold enough. Referto TEMPERATURE CONTROLS on page 5.

Wiumweather-fkequent door openings.

Door left open for too longtime.

Packagemay beholding door open.

Foods not covered, wrappedor sealed properly.

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pac@e holding door open.

Tw frequentand too long door openings.

Frostwithin package is normal.

SLOWICE CUBE

FREEZING

Door may have been left ajar.

Turnte~~tu~ of ~~r

comp~ent colder.

ICE CUBES HAVE

ODOR/TASTE

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ICEMAKER

Old cubes need to be discarded.

Ice storage bin needs to be emptied or washed.

Unsealed packages in refrigeramr and/or freezer compartments may be transmitting odorhaste to ice cubes.

Interior of refige~torn-s cl~ng—refer to page 18.

Poor-tastingincoming water.Install Quadra Kleen water filter-seepage 19.

. Icemaker f~ler arm in OFF (up) position.

Water supply turned off or not connected.

c Freezer compartment too warm.

Cubes too small-water shutoff valve connecting refrigerator to home water line may be clogged.

Piled up cubes in storage bin may cause icemaker to shut off prematurely. With icemalcerfeeler arm in OFF (up) position, level cubes in bin by hand.

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The Problem Solver

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PROBLEM

CUBE DISPENSER

DOES N~ WORK

WATERHAS POOR

TASTE/ODOR

WATERIN FIRST

GLASS IS WARM

WATERDISPENSER

DOES N~ WORK

POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY

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No ice cubes. Remove storage container. If cubes are frozen to w ire arm, remove cubes.

No ice cubes. Icemaker turned off or water supply turned off.

Irregular ice clumps in storage container. Breakup as many as you can with fingertip ‘ pressure and discard the remaining clumps.

If water dispenser has not been used for an extended period, dispense water in regular manner until all water in reservoir is replenished with fresh water.

Poor-tasting incoming water. Install water filter-seepage 19.

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Allow about 24 hours for water to cool to proper temperature after refrigerator is first installed.

If water dispenser has not been used for extended period, water in first glass will not be as cool as in succeeding glasses.

If water reservoir has been drained, allow several hours for replenished supp~yto chill.

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Water suppl y line turned off or not connected.

Supply line maybe clogged with sediment,

Norma.1warmth is created by automatic energy saver system circulating warm liquid around front edge of freezer compartment to help prevent condensation on outside of refrigerator in hot, humid weather.

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DIVIDER BETWEEN

FRESH FOOD AND

FREEZER COMPART-

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MOISTURE FORMS

ON OUTSIDE OF

REFRIGERATOR

MOISTURE

COLLECTS INSIDE

WATERON FLOOR

REFRIGERAX)R

HAS ODOR

INTERIOR LIGHT

DOES N~ LIGHT

TN frequent and too long door openings.

In humid weather air Camiesmoisture into refrigerator when doors are opened.

Defrost water pan fill, missing or not in position.

Foods with strong odors should be tightly covered.

Check for spoiled food.

Interior needs cleaning. Refer to page 18.

Defrost water pan needs cleaning.

Keep o~n box of b~ng soda in refrigerator: replace every three months.

● NO power at outlet.

Light bulb needs replacing. See page 19.

If you need more help.. call, toll free:

The GE Answer Cente#

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If YouNeed Service

To obtain service, see your warranty on the back page of this book.

We’reproud of our service and want you to be pleased. If for some reason you are not happy with the service you receive, here are three steps to follow for further help.

FIRST, contact the people who serviced your appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In most cases, this will solve the problem.

NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the details-including your phone number—to:

Manager, Consumer Relations

General Electric

Appliance Park

Louisville, Kentucky 40225

FINALLY, if your problem is still not resolved, write:

Major Appliance

Consumer Action Panel

20 North Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60606

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YOUR GE REFRIGERATOR

WARRANTY

Save proof of original purchase date such as

your sales slip or cancelled check to establish warranty period.

WHAT IS COVERED

FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY

For one year from date of original purchase, we will provide, free of charge, parts and service labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the refrigerator that fails because of a manufacturing defect.

FULL FIVE#EAR WARRANTY

For five years from date of original purchase, we will provide, free of charge, parts and service labor in your home to repair or replace any

part of the sealed refrigerating system

(the compressor, condenser, evaporator and all connecting tubing) that fails because of a manufacturing defect.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

For the life of the refrigerator, we will replace, free of charge, any tinted

see-through pan or drawer made

from Lexan@ polycarbonate resin

and furnished with the refrigerator if the pan or drawer breaks during normal household use. Drawer covers are not included.

The drawers can be exchanged at a General Electric

Appliance Parts Mart, Factory Service

Center, or by writing to the address below.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for ordinary home use in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. In Alaska the warranty is the same except that it is

LIMITED because you must pay to ship the product to the service shop or for the service technician’s travel costs to your home.

All warranty service will be provided by our Factory Service Centers or by our authorized Customer Care R servicers during normal working hours.

Look in the White or Yellow Pages of your telephone directory for

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,

GENERAL ELECTRIC FACTORY

SERVICE, GENERAL ELECTRIC-

HOTPOINT FACTORY SERVICE or

GENERAL ELECTRIC CUSTOMER

CAREa SERVICE.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED

Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product,

Read your Use and Care material.

If you then have any questions about operating the product.

please contact your dealer or our

Consumer Affairs office at the address below, or call, toll free:

The GE Answer Cente@’

800.626.2000

consumer information service

Improper installation.

If you have an installation problem, contact your dealer or installer.

You are responsible for providing adequate electrical, plumbing and other connecting facilities.

Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers,

Failure of the product if it is used for other than Its intended purpose or used commercially.

Oamage to product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts of God,

WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE

FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Some states

do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequenhal damages, so the

above

Iimltatlon or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights

which vary from state [o state.

To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General

Warrantor: General Electric Company

If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:

Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Appliance Park, Louisville, KY 40225

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Part No. 468347P03

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No.

49-6569

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GENERAL ELECTRIC

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