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GE Profile Arctica and
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GE Refrigeration 2004 Sales Training
About this Training Guide
This guide is your personal reference manual for all GE refrigeration products.
It’s designed to:
❚ Help new sales employees learn about their product.
❚ Help answer questions on all categories of GE refrigerators.
❚ Help experienced sales people develop product presentations that communicate
the exceptional value and quality of GE refrigerators.
Built-In Side-by-Sides
CustomStyle™ Side-by-Sides
Traditional Side-by-Sides
Bottom-Freezers
CustomStyle Top-Freezers
Top-Freezers
Features in this training guide focus on these three consumer cues:
Appearance
Food preservation
Convenience
❚ Refrigerator style and design
❚ Consumers want different ways
must reflect changes in kitchen
of preserving different foods.
architecture and décor.
❚ They want their refrigerator to
make foods stay fresher, longer.
❚ Refrigerators are the most visible
appliance in the kitchen so their
❚ They want food preservation to
appearance is critical.
save them time and money.
❚ Appearance begins with size, shape,
design of the handle and dispenser,
color and finish but extends to the
brand’s perceived quality.
❚ Consumers want features that not
only save time, but actually make
life easier.
❚ Refrigerators must have
built-in flexibility.
❚ Consumers expect multiple
convenience options in
every refrigerator.
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GE Refrigeration 2004 Sales Training
As lifestyles change, the focus on the kitchen continues to grow, making it the #1 center of activity in the home.
Kitchen appliances are taking center stage, featuring the newest technologies, timesaving devices and lifestyleenhancing products, especially in refrigeration. This is an exciting time to be selling refrigeration products.
Consumer hot buttons
Consumers tell us they want refrigeration products with kitchen-enhancing appearance, exceptional performance
and added convenience. These three areas—appearance, food preservation and convenience —are where we
focus when we create our product design and selling strategies.
Alphabetical list of features
Feature
Page
Feature
Page
Adjustable humidity crispers...............................9, 24, 38, 44, 52, 56
Meat pan (adjustable temp) .............................................................51
Automatic moisture control...............................................................64
Multiflow air system .........................................................8, 21, 39, 51
Brita filtered water door module......................................................45
Multi-level Slide ’n Store™ system .....................................................40
ClearLook™ interior storage................................11, 20, 27, 38, 50, 53
NeverClean™ coils ..........................................................22, 41, 59, 65
ClimateKeeper™ system................................................................8, 21
Nomenclature ...................................................................................70
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ClimateKeeper2 system ............................................................16-19
Quick Ice™ setting.......................................................................10, 25
Contoured door...........................................................................20, 38
QuickSpace™ shelf ...............................................................26, 34, 41
Cross-bracing door support........................................................59, 62
Quiet operation..................................................................................62
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CustomCool technology ..................................................................23
Radius door and Low profile hinge................................32, 50, 56, 65
Deli drawer and Deli fresh..........................................................24, 38
Refreshment center....................................................................27, 35
Digital electronic upfront controls..............................8, 21, 29, 32, 39
Rounded doors with stainless steel tubular handles ........................44
Door gasket.................................................................................59, 62
Secure-close door system.................................................................11
Electronic sensors......................................................8, 21, 32, 39, 51
Self-raising hinge...............................................................................11
Electronic temperature management systems .................................66
ShelfSaver™ beverage rack .........................................................40, 53
Foamed-in structural door support...................................................63
Slide-out freezer storage bin .............................................................35
Freezer baskets ............................................................................9, 28
Slide-out spillproof shelves.............................................27, 34, 41, 53
Freezer door bins..............................................................................58
SmartWater™ filtration........................................10, 25, 33, 39, 52, 57
Freezer light................................................................................50, 56
Snack pan..............................................................................9, 24, 58
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Freshness Center ............................................................................24
Soft-touch dispenser.........................................................................10
FrostGuard technology ............................................9, 22, 33, 39, 52
Spillproof freezer floor.................................................................53, 58
Gallon door bins .........................................35, 38, 40, 45, 50, 53, 57
Spillproof shelves........................................................................11, 57
Icemaker .................................................................10, 33, 41, 52, 58
Sweet spot freezer shelf....................................................................35
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CustomStyle appearance...............................................14-15, 48-49
Tall LightTouch! dispenser ..........................................................26, 34
Integrated Ice system......................................................................25
Temperature management systems .................................................67
Integrated shelves.............................................................................26
Tilt-out freezer door bins.............................................................28, 53
Internal water dispenser.......................................................40, 52, 57
TurboCool™ setting ............................................................................22
In-the-door beverage rack ................................................................28
Upfront controls ...................................................................32, 44, 57
Lighting .......................................................20, 32, 38, 44, 50, 56, 65
Warranty............................................................................................71
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Contents
GE Profile Arctica® 42" Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerators
Feature Guide ......................................................................................................................................6-11
Selling Message .................................................................................................................................12-13
GE Profile Arctica Side-by-Side Refrigerators
Feature Guide ....................................................................................................................................14-29
Selling Message .................................................................................................................................30-31
GE® Side-by-Side Refrigerators
Feature Guide ....................................................................................................................................32-35
Selling Message .................................................................................................................................36-37
GE Profile Arctica Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators
Feature Guide ....................................................................................................................................38-41
Selling Message .................................................................................................................................42-43
GE Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators
Feature Guide ....................................................................................................................................44-45
Selling Message .................................................................................................................................46-47
GE Profile Arctica Top-Freezer Refrigerators
Feature Guide ....................................................................................................................................48-53
Selling Message .................................................................................................................................54-55
GE Top-Freezer Refrigerators
Feature Guide ....................................................................................................................................56-59
Selling Message .................................................................................................................................60-61
The Inside Story
62-65
Temperature Management Systems
66-67
Refrigeration Basics
68-69
Reading Refrigerator Model Numbers
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Refrigerator Warranty
71
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GE Profile Arctica Built-In Side-by-Side
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Appearance features
Appearance enhances the kitchen and expresses the consumer’s personal style. It is especially important to the
buyer of a built-in refrigerator. The Profile Arctica 42" built-in comes with many appearance options that give
homeowners a high-end customized look. Built-in refrigerators require more attention to installation. Complete
installation information is in the back section of this manual.
These seven options are created from three base models: PSB42LSRBV, stainless;
PSB42LGRBV, black dispenser and PSB42LGRWV, white dispenser.
PSB42LSRBV
Stainless steel with full-length
visor handles, panels not needed
PSB42LGRBV
Black dispenser model shown
with optional black acrylic panels
PSB42LGRWV
White dispenser model shown
with optional white acrylic panels
PSB42LGRWV
White dispenser model shown
with optional 1/4" custom
wood panels
PSB42LGRBV
Black dispenser model shown
with optional 1/4" custom
wood panels
PSB42LGRWV
White dispenser model shown
with optional 3/4" custom
wood panels
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PSB42LGRBV
Black dispenser model shown
with optional 3/4" custom
wood panels
Built-In Side-by-Side
Features
Food preservation features
Consumers want features that protect food quality and allow foods to last longer.
The most unique feature of built-in refrigerators is the evaporator positioned in an overhead compartment rather
than the lower area like conventional refrigerators. Refrigerators with overhead evaporator systems function
differently than conventional refrigerators. The evaporator in a conventional refrigerator cools the freezer, then vents
the freezer air into the fresh food compartment. Cold fresh food air comes directly from the freezer.
With an overhead evaporator system, the cold air is generated by the evaporator located above the freezer and
fresh food compartments. This allows air to be vented into the freezer and fresh food compartments separately.
This eliminates 0°F freezer air from entering the fresh food compartment. The result is better food preservation.
Overhead evaporator
❚ By eliminating air shared between the fresh food compartment and freezer, foods are protected from odor/flavor
transference and the air in the fresh food compartment retains more necessary moisture.
❚ By eliminating warmer refrigerator air from exiting the freezer, the freezer operates more efficiently. Fewer defrost
cycles are needed and frozen foods retain their quality longer.
❚ The overhead evaporator frees up additional freezer space.
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GE Profile Arctica Built-In Side-by-Side
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Food preservation features (continued)
ClimateKeeper™ system
Combines electronic digital temperature display, electronic sensors and the multiflow air system.
Electronic digital temperature display
Positioned on the exterior of built-in models, the temperature
controls are easy to set. The temperature readout that shows
the actual internal temperatures remains unlit until the pad
is pressed.
Electronic sensors
Five electronic sensors constantly measure air temperature.
Two are on the fresh food wall, two are on the freezer wall
and a fifth is on the display area to measure ambient
room temperature.
Multiflow air system
The air tower runs down the back wall delivering air evenly
throughout the fresh food and freezer compartments.
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Built-In Side-by-Side
Features
Adjustable humidity crispers
These drawers are sealed to hold in moisture, allowing fruits
and vegetables to be stored in an ideal environment.
Snack drawer
The snack drawer is designed to hold less moisture than the
crispers and is ideal for cheeses and other snacks.
Unlike most Profile models, the snack drawer is placed in
the lowest position, making it easier for younger children to
access and allowing the crispers to be positioned higher for
adult access.
FrostGuard™ technology
This adaptive defrost system defrosts only when needed,
using sensors to calculate when defrosting is necessary
based on door openings and internal temperatures.
Prior to a defrost cycle, the freezer temperature is lowered
in a pre-chill cycle which prevents foods from warming up
during defrost.
Convenience features
Extra-deep freezer baskets
Because the evaporator is not located behind the freezer
baskets, the traditional “hump” in the back of the freezer wall
has been eliminated. This allows the freezer baskets to be
extra deep, providing even more storage. The two bottom
baskets slide out for convenient access.
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GE Profile Arctica Built-In Side-by-Side
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Convenience features (continued)
Soft-touch dispenser
Water and ice (crushed and cubed) is dispensed when the
SoftTouch pad is gently pressed. The pad is designed for
gentle treatment of the finest, most delicate crystal stemware.
Controls on the dispenser include:
–Water
–Water filter indicator
–Cubed ice
–Quick Ice™
–Crushed ice
Soft-touch dispenser controls
The SoftTouch dispenser has external temperature controls
that can be adjusted without opening the door. Other
convenience features include:
–Display temp (turns off after 10 seconds)
–Child lock (hold down 3 seconds to lock/unlock
–Light (dispenser light On/Off)
–Door alarm (signals if the door is blocked)
SmartWater™ Plus filtration
The SmartWater Plus filtration filter is rated for one year of
filtration of ice and water under normal use. Providing bottled
water quality without the bottled water price, this feature gains
in popularity each season. The filter is conveniently located in
the overhead compartment and is removed with a simple twist.
Icemaker with Quick Ice™ system
Quick Ice is designed to produce ice 50% faster than the
normal ice setting. It is ideal when entertaining or during hot
seasons for outdoor activities.
The Icemaker has a European design and a stainless steel
auger to provide years of performance.
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Built-In Side-by-Side
Features
Self-rising hinge
Two air-assisted, self-rising hinges make raising the overhead
compartment easy. After it is raised a couple of inches, the
hinges take over and automatically lift it the rest of the way.
It provides convenient access to the water filter and master
power switch. Most competitive models require the panel
be removed and set aside, which is both inconvenient and
increases damage risks.
Secure-close door system
Door hinges are engineered to automatically pull the door
closed by itself once it is at a 90° angle. This eliminates the
possibility of a door accidentally being left open.
The advanced hinge design also prevents the door from being
slammed shut, eliminating the possibility of jarring door items
or hurting small fingers.
Spillproof glass shelves
These tempered glass, cantilevered shelves are sealed on all
edges to prevent leakage of any spilled fluids onto shelves below.
ClearLook™ door bins
Bins hold beverages and condiments conveniently and
securely. Like all Profile Arctica models, the curved wave of
the top edge provides additional security for tall items, as well
as exceptional design appeal.
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GE Profile Arctica Built-In Side-by-Side
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Built-In features at a glance
Key selling messages: • Appearance • Food preservation • Convenience
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Model PSB42LSRBV
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, GE has
determined that these
products meet the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
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Built-In Side-by-Side
Features
Sell appearance
1 True built-in design
Enjoy a refrigerator with the flexibility of a fresh design that blends into the décor.
2 Custom design options
Creating a customized look is virtually effortless, requiring only the addition of custom panels.
Sell food preservation
3 Overhead evaporator system
Eliminates shared air, reduces defrosting and provides additional freezer space.
4 Electronic digital temperature display
Located on the dispenser to provide easy access and electronic accuracy in controlling temperatures in the
fresh food and freezer compartments.
5 Electronic sensors
Five electronic sensors consistently measure air temperature.
6 Multiflow air system
GE Exclusive!
Evenly delivers air throughout the fresh food and freezer compartments..
7 Adjustable humidity crispers
Customizes the storage environment to keep fruits and vegetables fresh.
8 Snack drawer
Ideal for cheeses and other snacks.
Sell convenience
9 Extra-deep freezer baskets
A deeper design offers more storage flexibility and easy access to frozen foods.
10 Soft-touch dispenser
Dispenses water and ice with gentle pressure, complete with safety features such as a child lock and door alarm,
filter replacement indicator light and Quick Ice™ system.
11 SmartWater™ Plus filtration
Ensures access to clean, better-tasting water and ice with filter change indicator light and simple-to-install
Twist and Lock design.
12 Icemaker with Quick Ice™ system
Assures that there is plenty of ice for entertaining, with the Quick Ice system that creates ice 50% faster.
13 Secure-close door system
Engineered with an advanced hinge system that automatically pulls the door shut when angled at 90° or less.
14 Spillproof glass shelves
Contains spills to keep cleanup to a minimum.
15 ClearLook™ door bins
Holds beverages and condiments securely and stylishly.
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GE Profile and GE CustomStyle™ Side-by-Side
CustomStyle appearance
An impressive design statement, without standing out.
For a built-in look, without the built-in expense, here’s a fitting
solution. A GE Profile CustomStyle refrigerator makes the most of
your kitchen space by blending in almost seamlessly with
surrounding cabinetry. It gives you the style you want and features
you need, without the cost and inconvenience of remodeling. For
a sleek, modern appearance, choose stainless or acrylic panels.
Or, achieve a custom look with cabinet-matching wood panels.
Whatever style you prefer, you’ll find a CustomStyle refrigerator that
works beautifully with your decor and budget.
Others extend
up to 33"
from wall
33"
GE Profile
CustomStyle
extends 26-3/4"
from wall
26-3/4"
Saves
over 6"
Installed-trim side-by-side models
Trimless side-by-side models
Designed for today’s discriminating consumers.
CustomStyle refrigerators with installed trim accept stainless steel
or acrylic panels in white, black or bisque, all of which can be
ordered from GE. To achieve a custom look, you can order wood
panels from your cabinetmaker. You’ll discover all kinds of ways
to enhance your kitchen.
Installation made easy: simply slide in.
Trimless CustomStyle units install by simply
sliding into—way into—the space between
cabinets. They align with counters, instantly look
built-in, with nothing to attach or build. (Available
in stainless steel, white, bisque and black.)
Optional Panels
Choose stainless steel panels or acrylic
panels in white, bisque or black.
Custom Wood Panels
Make and install your own custom
wood panels to accent cabinetry.
Optional collar trim: adding the final touch.
Available in stainless steel, white, bisque and black, this trim frames
the refrigerator facade, adding to the finished look of a built-in,
custom kitchen.
Qualifying CustomStyle buyers:
When qualifying your customers, ask them about their kitchens!
❚ Are you interested in a refrigerator that will extend just slightly past your cabinets?
❚ Are you interested in customizing the look of your refrigerator?
❚ Do you like the built-in look and integration with our kitchen cabinets?
If the answer is YES to any of these questions, you have the opportunity to sell them a CustomStyle refrigerator.
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Trimless side-by-side models
Dispenser models
PSH23PGR
PSI23NGP
PSW23PSR
PSC23SHR
PSC23NHP
Shown with optional
black acrylic panels.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Shown with custom
wood panels.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Stainless-wrapped
with sculptured
stainless steel handles.
Stainless steel
with sculptured
stainless steel handles.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
PSC23NGP/
PSC23MGP
PSH23PSR/PSI23SGR
CustomStyle™ Side-by-Side
Features
Installed-trim side-by-side models
Dispenser models
Model PSH23PGR is ENERGY STAR®-qualified.
Model PSW23PSR is
ENERGY STAR®-qualified.
PSI23MGP
PSI23MGP
PSC23SGR
Shown with optional
white acrylic panels.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Shown with custom
wood panels.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Stainless steel
with sculptured
stainless steel handles.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Non-dispenser models
Stainless steel with
full-length visor handles.
Model PSH23PSR is
ENERGY STAR®-qualified.
Non-dispenser model
PSI23NCP
PSI23NCP
GSC23LSR
GSC21KGR
PSI23SCR
Shown with optional
white acrylic panels.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Shown with custom
wood panels.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Stainless steel with
tubular handles. Available
in stainless or white and
black as GSC23LGQ.
Available in white
or black.
Stainless steel with
full-length visor handles.
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GE Profile CustomStyle™ Side-by-Side
ClimateKeeper2 ™ system—What’s new in CustomStyle
ClimateKeeper2 helps foods stay fresher longer by using one evaporator in the freezer and another in the fresh
food compartment. Conventional refrigeration uses only one evaporator that cools the freezer, venting cold, dry air
into the fresh food compartment. Two evaporators allow the freezer and fresh food compartments to be cooled
independently. The 0°F freezer air never enters the 37°F fresh food area. The 37°F fresh food air holds 2-3 times
the humidity, dramatically increasing the time refrigerated foods maintain their freshness and appearance.
The two examples shown are typical of the results consistently seen when comparing foods stored in a
conventional refrigerator to those in a ClimateKeeper2 model.
❚ ClimateKeeper2 allows foods such as
fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses
to retain the higher moisture levels
that keep them at their peak longer.
❚ Foods quickly deteriorate as they lose
moisture, becoming dry
and unappealing.
❚ Foods last longer at higher relative
humidity levels produced by
dual-evaporator systems.
ClimateKeeper2 system after five days.
Conventional system after five days.
Temperature and relative humidity
for optimum food storage.
The diamond shapes represent the
humidity preferences of common foods
such as produce, meats, cheeses,
casseroles, etc. Cheeses are the lowest, at
around 65% humidity. Most foods prefer
humidity levels higher than 80%.
The ovals show the range of humidity
levels in a conventional system and in the
ClimateKeeper2 system. ClimateKeeper2
holds foods much closer to their optimal
levels than any other system available.
ClimateKeeper2 system maintains more moisture
than a conventional system, preserving foods longer.
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The air inside a refrigerator makes a noticeable difference in foods freshness and flavor. When air is allowed
to flow between the fresh food and freezer compartments, it can affect humidity levels and food quality. By
Conventional refrigeration
❚ Air that cools the fresh food area comes directly from
the freezer, as the arrows illustrate.
❚ Cold air circulates through the fresh food compartment
and vents back into the freezer, where it is condensed
before exiting the refrigerator.
❚ As warmer fresh food air enters the freezer, the
warmer air rests on the evaporator requiring additional
defrost cycles to reduce moisture.
❚ This continual warming and freezing causes freezer
burn to frozen foods.
CustomStyle™ Side-by-Side
Features
keeping the air flow separate, the ClimateKeeper2 system helps protect food and ice to keep
anything from being wasted.
To further illustrate how ClimateKeeper2 works, it is helpful to compare the air movement inside
the refrigerator to that of conventional refrigeration.
ClimateKeeper2
❚ Air that cools the fresh food compartment comes
from the second evaporator dedicated specifically
for the fresh food area.
❚ Air from the fresh food compartment never enters
the freezer or vice versa.
❚ 37°F air in the fresh food area holds at least twice
the humidity of 0°F air.
❚ Controlling humidity preserves foods.
❚ Less humidity in the freezer reduces defrost by
20%, keeping frozen foods at their best.
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GE Profile CustomStyle™ Side-by-Side
Dual evaporator technology
Two evaporators chill the freezer and fresh food compartments independently. The fresh food evaporator generates
37°F air for fresh foods, while the freezer evaporator generates colder, dryer 0°F air for frozen foods. Air is never
mixed between the two compartments.
Benefits
❚ Conventional refrigeration uses one
evaporator located in the freezer area
to provide air for both the freezer and
fresh food. Very cold, dry air from the
freezer is vented into the fresh food
area. This cold, dry air dehydrates
foods quickly.
❚ Because dry freezer air never enters
the fresh food compartment in
ClimateKeeper2 ™, the humidity levels
can be maintained 2-3 times higher
than in conventional refrigeration.
❚ The freshness and desirability of food
is extended due to the higher
humidity levels.
❚ Because warm moist air from the fresh
food compartment never enters the
freezer, defrost time is decreased,
extending the quality of frozen foods.
Fresh Food
Evaporator
Coils
Freezer
Evaporator
Coils
Fresh Food
Evaporator
Freezer
Evaporator
Compressor
REFRIGERATOR FRONT
ClimateKeeper systems
The exclusive ClimateKeeper system helps preserve foods better by providing consistent cooling throughout the
refrigerator. The Profile Arctica® ClimateKeeper, ClimateKeeper in built-in models and ClimateKeeper2 in dual
evaporator models all have three major components in common: digital electronic controls, electronic temperature
sensors and multiflow air tower.
ClimateKeeper
ClimateKeeper
Built-In models
ClimateKeeper2
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Electronic
Digital Controls
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Multiple
Sensors
•
Multiflow
Air System
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Overhead
Evaporator
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Dual Evaporator
Systems
•
Fewer defrost cycles
8 hours
8 hours
8 hours
8 hours
8 hours
CustomStyle™ Side-by-Side
Features
Traditional 8-hour defrost cycle
10 hours
10 hours
10 hours
10 hours
ClimateKeeper2 10-hour defrost cycle
Profile Arctica uses an Adaptive Defrost System which operates on an 8-hour minimal defrost cycle. This means
the defrost won’t run until there has been at least eight hours of compressor run time. The maximum time
between defrosts is 60 hours.
ClimateKeeper2 operates on a 10-hour minimal defrost cycle resulting in even less defrosting than our
award-winning ClimateKeeper system. Because there are two evaporators, cycle run time is calculated only by
the freezer evaporator allowing even more time between defrost cycles. Less defrosting preserves the quality of
frozen foods longer.
Parallel vs. Serial systems
There are two different types of dual evaporator
systems in the U.S. today, the serial system and
the ClimateKeeper2 ’s parallel system.
A parallel system can operate each evaporator
independently, or both at the same time if needed.
This flexibility allows very precise cooling.
A serial system must operate both evaporators
simultaneously or only the freezer evaporator. It
can not operate the fresh food evaporator alone.
Freezer Fan
Freezer
Evaporator
Fresh Food
Fan
Fresh Food
Evaporator
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GE Profile CustomStyle™ and Free-Standing Side-by-Side
Appearance features
Contoured door and handles
The subtly contoured exterior provides an elegant look.
Extending only 1" further into the kitchen than a standard
door model, the sleek radius contoured door doesn’t take up
too much extra floor space and eliminating the end caps
keeps the look clean. PSF26NGP adds a smooth, contoured
high-gloss finish to the Arctica line.
BrightSpace™ lighting
Seven lights make this refrigerator shine. Four fresh food lights
and two freezer lights make for an easy visual inventory of food
items. With over 320 watts (200 in fresh food, 120 in the
freezer), consumers will love the look and easy visibility.
ClearLook™ interior storage
Durable door bins with clear front windows accommodate
gallon containers for quick access to items used most.
The flowing curved lines of both the door bins and the
vegetable/snack pans all reflect the contoured appearance
of the exterior.
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Selling Tip: Have customer
remove and replace a deep
door bin to demonstrate how
easily adjustments can be
made. Use gallon jug POP to
demonstrate the space savings
of putting gallon containers on
the door rather than on an
interior shelf.
Compare the look and feel with
other brands. The quality
difference is “clearly” visible.
Food preservation features
CustomStyle food preservation reaches new heights in 2004 with the introduction of ClimateKeeper2 ™ on select
models. Other models feature ClimateKeeper—The Best Temperature Management System You Can Buy.
ClimateKeeper system
Digital electronic upfront controls
Upfront controls allow for easy access. Controls are preset
at the factory at 37°F for fresh food and 0°F for the freezer.
However, temperatures can be adjusted between 34°F and
44°F for fresh food and between -6°F and +6°F for the
freezer. Electronic controls allow for independent temperature
control of the fresh food and freezer compartments which
results in less severe temperature fluctuations. The Arctica
display shows the actual temperature for more precise
food preservation.
Electronic sensors
Five sensors electronically monitor fresh food and freezer
temperatures. Two are located in the fresh food compartment,
two in the freezer (one visible) and one in the CustomCool™
pan. Temperature readings are transmitted to the main control
board and compressor operation, fan speeds, and defrost
cycles are determined based on these readings of consistent,
precise temperatures.
Multiflow air system
Located in the back of the fresh food compartment, the air
tower is part of the airflow system and delivers cool air to
different levels of the compartment.
Selling Tip: Invite customer to
adjust the controls. Many foods
and medications require specific
temperature storage and
ClimateKeeper delivers.
Selling Tip: Point out
electronic sensors in the fresh
food compartment. They are
easily visible on the mullion side
(covered by a small grate).
Selling Tip: Point to air tower
in the back of the fresh food
compartment. Highlight air vents
and explain the benefits of even
air distribution. Be sure to point
out that the ClimateKeeper
system is the best temperature
management system you can buy!
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Side-by-Side
Features
The ClimateKeeper system always has three critical features—digital electronic controls, electronic temperature sensors
and a multiflow air tower. The ClimateKeeper system is only available on Profile built-in, CustomStyle, traditional style
side-by-side, bottom-freezer and top-freezer models.
GE Profile CustomStyle™ and Free-Standing Side-by-Side
Food preservation features (continued)
TurboCool™ setting
TurboCool setting “revs up” the refrigerator, cooling it quickly
after frequent or extended door openings and when hot items
are placed inside. The compressor is activated and the fans
turn on at high speed—even when the door is open. The
fresh food temperature will revert to the coldest setting for an
8-hour period or until TurboCool is turned off (whichever
comes first). That maximizes the cooling ability of the fresh
food compartment.
FrostGuard™ technology
This adaptive defrost system defrosts only when needed,
using sensors to calculate when defrosting is necessary
based on door openings and internal temperatures.
Prior to a defrost cycle, the freezer temperature is lowered
in a pre-chill cycle which prevents foods from warming up
during defrost.
NeverClean™ condenser coils
Traditional coils hang exposed, under or behind the
refrigerator and dust easily collects on them, slowing
refrigerator efficiency. NeverClean Coils are encased in a
sealed compartment, keeping them clean and functioning
optimally. When dust and household residue collect around
the condenser coils, the refrigerator can’t maintain the optimal
temperature required for maximum food preservation.
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Selling Tip: Point to the
TurboCool button on the control
panel. Invite the customer to
press the button, noting how the
green indicator light illuminates
upon activation.
Selling Tip: Ask how
often they have had to throw
away foods due to dryness
or flavor loss both the result
of freezer burn.
Selling Tip: Ask if they have
moved a refrigerator and
have seen what has collected
underneath. This dust and
debris clings to coils unless they
are encased.
CustomCool™ technology
This full-extension versatile pan offers three great features. The ExpressChill™ setting chills items in minutes rather
than hours, the ExpressThaw™ setting thaws in hours rather than days (in a refrigerated environment) and the
SelectTemp™ setting holds the pan temperature at just the right setting for various foods.
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Features
To Use:
ExpressChill setting
1. Place items to be chilled on the chill/thaw
tray. Although the pan will cool the items
regardless of their positioning, you will
achieve faster results if you allow some
space between items.
2. Select ExpressChill function on control
panel. The display will light up and the
“Set” light will be illuminated.
3. Continue to press ExpressChill button
until desired chill time is illuminated
(either 15, 30 or 45 minutes).
4. Once the desired time is selected, release
the button and the pan will begin cooling
immediately.
5. During the cooling cycle, the display will
countdown the remaining time in the
cycle (in minutes).
6. Once the cycle is complete, the pan will
return to the refrigerator temperature.
How it works: Air is drawn from the
freezer and circulated throughout the drawer.
Changing CustomCool
settings while the pan is
running: You must press the desired
CustomCool setting key at least twice,
once to see the current pan setting and
a second time to change to the new
CustomCool mode. Continue
to press until the desired setting is
illuminated.
To turn the CustomCool
feature off: Push the active
CustomCool setting key until the
display and light turn off.
Enhanced ExpressThaw
setting
1. Remove items in pan and store in
refrigerator. Insert the chill/thaw tray.
2. Place food to be thawed onto tray
with handles facing down. It is not
recommended to unwrap items
before thawing.
3. Select ExpressThaw function on control
panel. The display will light up and the
“Set” light will be illuminated.
4. Continue to press ExpressThaw button
until the appropriate food weight is
illuminated (either .5, 1, 2, 3 lbs.).
The corresponding thaw time will be
displayed in the digital window. Select the
weight closest to the actual weight of the
food (round up if the weights do not
match exactly).
5. Once the desired time is selected, release
the button and the pan will begin thawing
immediately.
6. During the thaw cycle, the display will
count down the remaining time in the
cycle (in hours until the last hour, then it
will count down minutes). Once the cycle
is complete, it automatically converts to the
Select Temp “Meat” setting (30°F) and
will display the air temperature. Meat will
store safely until the consumer removes it.
7. The pan should be cleaned before using
it to store fruits and vegetables.
Select Temp setting
1. Place items in pan.
2. Close pan securely.
3. Press the Select Temp feature on the
control panel. The “Set” light will illuminate.
4. Continue to press the Select Temp button
until the desired food type (Citrus, Produce
or Meat) is illuminated. The corresponding
optimal temperature will be displayed in
the digital window (43ºF, 34ºF or 30ºF).
5. Once the desired food is selected, release
the button and the pan will begin to
maintain that temperature.
6. The display will show the actual drawer
temperature. To confirm the set
temperature, press the SelectTemp pad.
The set temperature will be displayed. It
will revert to displaying the actual pan
temperature in five seconds.
How it works: Depending on the
function selected and the temperature
required, heating or cooling holds the drawer
at the specific temperature.
How it works: Air is circulated over a
small controlled heater and through the
drawer to maintain a stable defrosting air
temperature.
Note: Anytime the drawer is not closed
properly, the CustomCool lights on the
control panel will blink until the drawer is
closed securely.
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Food preservation features (continued)
Storage Drawers and Bins
The deli and fresh produce pans have pocket handles for easy gripping and rollers on the rear to slide forward
and back smoothly.
Deli drawer
Adjust the temperature control on the air tower (right above
the pan) to cold (which will keep the pan at the set refrigerator
temperature), colder (cheese) or coldest (meats) for optimal
food freshness. When set at the “coldest” setting, the pan
temperature will be between 4 and 6 degrees cooler than the
rest of the refrigerator. The seal on the pan helps preserve
foods that prefer a dryer setting, such as cheese.
Note: Drawers with temperature controls can be referred to
as Deli.
Adjustable humidity vegetable/fruit crisper
The gasket-sealed (front and back) pan has adjustable
humidity controls for freshness. Set at low humidity for fruits
and thick-skinned vegetables and at high humidity for leafy
vegetables. Drawers with humidity controls can be referred
to as Crispers or Produce bins.
Sealed pan
This pan will maintain humidity levels since it is gasket-sealed.
The seal reduces air movement to keep foods from drying out.
Freshness Center™ (Three-stack drawer system)
Keep your foods fresh in this three-pan stack! The two
separate humidity-controlled environments keep fruits and
vegetables fresh. The adjustable temperature meat pan keeps
your foods up to 5°F cooler. Each shelf is lined with a gasket
at the front and back to ensure a tight seal and the top pan is
covered by a spillproof shelf.
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Selling Tip: Demonstrate the
temperature control on the air
tower above the pan.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
the adjustable humidity control
and explain the benefits of
controlling humidity for fruits
and vegetables. An analogy to
illustrate the value of sealed bins
is to point out that as humidity
benefits growing plants, it
likewise helps maintain
freshness in the refrigerator.
Convenience features
Ice and Water System
Integrated Ice™ system
Quick Ice™ setting
This feature is selected on the dispenser. Once selected, it
will turn on a fan to blow cool air over the icemaker. This
expedites ice freezing (production) up to 50%. The fan will
run for 48 hours or until the Quick Ice button is turned off
(whichever comes first). Great for parties, picnics, etc.
GE SmartWater™ and
Smartwater Plus filtration system
The system filters both ice and water, reducing chlorine, odor,
lead, cysts and provides clean, better-tasting water (tested
and certified by the NSF). And it’s easy to replace with no
special tools required. There’s no need to turn off the water.
Simply turn the filter to the left to remove. A check valve
stops water flow and prevents leakage. Insert the new filter
and turn to the right. The filter should be replaced when the
indicator light turns red.
Selling Tip: Explain this feature
like windchill. The moving cold
air lowers the temperature for
faster freezing.
Selling Tip: Point to the filter.
Explain how easy it is to replace
and the convenience of having
the filter right where you can
see it—without getting on your
hands and knees to find it!
Show the water filter indicator
light on the dispenser and
explain that it will turn yellow,
then red when it’s time to
change the filter.
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Features
The ice bucket is integrated into the freezer ceiling for better
eye-level storage. IM5SS icemaker uses an electronic sensor
to detect the level of the water and allow for second and third
fill of the mold if necessary (due to low water pressure, etc.) to
provide consistent cube size. The sensor also calculates water
temperature during the freezing process and empties ice as
soon as it is frozen so the next cycle can begin.
The ice bucket design allows it to easily tilt down for quick
removal of bulk ice, and pulls up and out for quick removal.
The auger is stainless steel for durability and consistent high
performance. The feeler arm detects when the ice drawer is
full and turns on and off as needed.
Selling Tip: Point out how
integrated ice, tucked up inside
the freezer cabinet and not the
door, frees up valuable storage
space. For any size item
including large turkeys over
22 pounds.
GE Profile CustomStyle™ and Free-Standing Side-by-Side
Convenience features (continued)
Tall LightTouch! dispenser
Unique, single-cradle design requires only the slightest touch
to activate. Easy activation along with the tall design allows for
easy fill-ups of pitchers, blenders, sports bottles, and coffee pots.
❚ Select water, crushed or cubed ice for dispensing.
❚ Light will come on when the cradle is pressed and will fade
off once dispensing is complete. The light can also be turned
on by pressing the light button. It will remain on until user
presses the button again.
❚ Child lock Press for three seconds to lock dispenser
controls and prevent dispenser from operating. Press and
hold for another three seconds to reactivate. Alarm will beep
if button or cradle is pressed when unit is locked.
❚ Door alarm will sound after door is left open for three minutes
once it is activated.
❚ Water filter change indicator will turn yellow after 90% of
filter is used. Will turn red when 100% of filter is used. Press
and hold for three seconds to reset.
❚ Quick Ice™ activates fan in freezer to speed up ice production.
Will remain activated for 48 hours or until turned off
(whichever comes first).
Integrated shelf support system
Molded liner design allows for easier shelf removal and
replacement. Simply slide the shelf forward, press shelf stop
(right side) and continue to slide forward to remove. If door
opening is limited, tilt shelf up or down and then slide out to
remove. Shelves fit snugly with liner for durable shelf support.
QuickSpace™ shelf
This tempered glass shelf quickly slides back, at the touch of a
finger, to make storing tall or large items easy. It offers vertical
storage flexibility without removing and adjusting the shelf. No
cranks to turn or shelves to remove. Simply slide back.
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Selling Tip: Demonstrate items
that will fit into the dispenser.
Invite the customer to touch the
single cradle and let them feel
the LightTouch! A styrofoam
cup can also be used to
demonstrate the easy activation.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate how
easy it is to remove a shelf. Have
customer remove a shelf and
replace in a different position.
Selling Tip: Invite the customer
to slide back the QuickSpace
shelf and then pull it forward to
demonstrate how easily it works
and how much space it provides.
Slide-out, spillproof shelves
These tempered glass shelves allow easy access to food
items. Cleanup is simple, too. These shelves will hold spilled
liquids—up to 12 oz. The shelves fit snugly with the
liner to stop spills from traveling further down the fresh
food compartment.
Provides easy access to favorite foods and beverages
without having to open the refrigerator door! The fold-down ABS
door provides a sturdy serving counter. Improved temperature
management ensures items in the door stay cool.
ClearLook™ door and storage bins
Sealed Snack Pan, Deli Pan, Vegetable/Fruit Crisper and
CustomCool Bin also have crystal-clear fronts and sides for
easy viewing and improved appearance.
Selling Tip: To demonstrate the
convenience of the refreshment
center, have gallon jugs or
two-liter bottles already in place
in the compartment. Invite the
customer to drop the door down,
and point out the accessibility
of the items.
Selling Tip: Point out to your
customers how the curved front
edge not only adds to the
attractiveness of the product, but
it also acts as a support for the
tallest items, preventing them
from falling out. Compare this
shape to competitive models that
have a straight edge no higher
than the lowest point on our
curved design.
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Features
Refreshment center (“H” models)
Selling Tip: Explain the benefits
of easy cleanup by pointing to
the lip on the shelf and
explaining how it catches spills.
Also point out that the shelf
goes all the way to the side of
the refrigerator—again, helping
contain the spill on the shelf.
GE Profile CustomStyle™ and Free-Standing Side-by-Side
Convenience features (continued)
In-the-door beverage rack
This handy rack conveniently stores nine soft drink cans and
2-liter size bottles in a separate, easy-to-access door area. It
provides proper storage for a wine bottle and keeps the bottle
out of young children’s reach and from rolling around on a
shelf. In-the-door placement frees up valuable shelf space.
Slide ’n Store™ full-extension freezer basket
Three full-extension baskets glide a full 16", making foods
easily accessible. Nothing gets lost in the back of the freezer.
Tilt-out freezer door bins
Easily adjustable up and down for added flexibility, these door
bins tilt forward to give easy access to items stored inside.
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Selling Tip: Ask the customer
to reach in to the rack,
demonstrating how easily it
is to quickly grab a sports
drink on the go.
Selling Tip: Slide basket out to
demonstrate how far it extends
outside the refrigerator.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate the
removal and relocation of the
bins. Tilt forward to show the
easy access to items inside.
Digital touch controls (Number 0-9)
Press and release the “warmer” or “colder” touch pad
until the display shows the desired number. A “0”
setting on either the fresh food or freezer display will
turn the refrigerator off. A “0” will flash in the window
when the unit is off. “9” is the coldest setting.
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Features
Electronic temperature display touch controls:
Press and release the “warmer” or “colder” touch pad. The
“set” light will illuminate and display the set temperature.
To change the temperature, continue to push either the
“warmer” or “colder” button until the desired
temperature is displayed. Refrigerator temperatures can
be adjusted between 34°F and 44°F and the freezer
temperatures can be adjusted between -6°F and +6°F.
Once the desired temperature has been set, release the
button. The temperature display will return to actual
refrigerator and freezer temperatures after a few seconds.
To turn the unit off, continue to push the “warmer”
button for either the refrigerator or the freezer until the
display shows “OFF”. To turn the unit back on, push
the “colder” button for either the refrigerator or freezer.
The set light will illuminate on the side you selected.
Hit “colder” again (on the side where the set light is
illuminated) and it will go to the preset points of 0°F
for the freezer and 37°F for the refrigerator.
Note: Fluctuations in temperature are common in
refrigerators. The actual temperature may fluctuate from
the set temperature depending on the number of door
openings, usage and defrosting. The electronics will
sense these temperature changes and will operate the
cooling system in “high” to return the temperature
to the set points as quickly as possible.
Showroom mode (allows demonstration of control
panel without activating the compressor)
1) Press and Hold FZ-Colder & FF-Warmer buttons
(simultaneously) until beeps are sounded.
2) The temperature displays will show ambient
temperatures until warmer or colder buttons are
pressed.
3) Once temperature controls are pressed—the set
point will appear in the display.
4) To demonstrate CustomCool™ feature, press one of
the temperature controls to activate the display. You
can then select a CustomCool function.
5) Pan will not cool in showroom mode because the
compressor is not activated.
6) You may hear a fan after the door is open for three
minutes. This fan will prevent the liner from overheating.
7) To get out of showroom mode, simply unplug the
refrigerator and plug it back in.
Note: Once setpoints are changed, they will remain at
the new setpoint until another change is made.
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GE Profile CustomStyle™ and Free-Standing Side-by-Side
CustomStyle and free-standing features at a glance
Key selling messages: • Appearance • Food preservation • Convenience
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Model PSW23PSRSS
Sell appearance
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, GE has
determined that these
products meet the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
1 Sculptured handles/Contoured doors
Sleek subtle styling, Profile Arctica’s sculptured handles and contoured doors blend beautifully with any kitchen
décor. Slightly curved radius doors with low profile hinges take up less space and are unobtrusive.
2 BrightSpace™ interior lighting
320 watts of interior lighting (200 in fresh food, 120 in freezer) illuminate the interior like never before. Lights are
strategically placed to optimize brightness while reducing glare.
3 ClearLook™ interior storage
The see-through fronts on ClearLook gallon door bins allow easy viewing of everything inside. The sculptured edges
of bins and drawers reflect the curved lines of the interior.
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4 ClimateKeeper2 ™ system
Keeps foods fresher longer, while protecting ice from odor transfer with its unique dual evaporator system.
5 Electronic touch temperature controls
Upfront digital controls are precise and show the actual internal temperature in both the fresh food and freezer
compartments.
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Features
6 Electronic temperature sensors
More electronic sensors than competitors’ systems, with each positioned for maximum effectiveness.
7 Multiflow air system
GE Exclusive!
Includes more vents than competitors’ systems, and uses exclusive fresh food and variable-speed freezer fans to
keep temperatures consistent throughout the refrigerator.
8 CustomCool™ technology
Allows you to control the environment of the bottom bin. With its own electronic sensor, it chills quickly, thaws in a
protected environment and keeps food fresh longer. Full extension, with a lifetime warranty on bin glides.
ExpressChill™ setting Select this feature to chill beverages in minutes, rather than hours.
ExpressThaw™ setting Select this feature to thaw items in hours, rather than days.
SelectTemp™ setting Select this feature to store items at just the right temperature.
9 TurboCool™ setting
This setting helps the refrigerator quickly return to set temperature when the door has been opened for an
extended time or hot foods placed inside.
10 NeverClean™ condenser coils
Condenser coils are encased, so they don’t require cleaning in normal operating environments.
Sell convenience
11 SmartWater™ filtration
Delivers clean, great-tasting water and ice through the LightTouch! dispenser.
12 QuickSpace™ shelf
Quickly slides out of the way to make room for tall items.
13 Slide-out, spillproof glass shelves
Simplify loading, unloading and cleaning.
14 In-the-door beverage rack
Frees up valuable interior shelf space while putting drinks in a “grab and go” location. Holds nine cans,
2-liter bottle, wine bottle and juice drinks.
15 Tall LightTouch! dispenser
Unique, single-cradle design requires only the slightest touch to activate. The tall design allows for easy fill-ups of
pitchers, blenders, sports bottles, and coffee pots.
16 Quick Ice™ feature
Ice production is increased up to 50%. The function will be activated for 48 hours or until the user turns the
function off (whichever comes first).
17 BrightSpace™ freezer with Integrated Ice™ system
Maximizes space usage. Store large bulky items underneath with no blocking of freezer light.
18 Slide ’n Store™ freezer baskets
Three full-extension baskets glide a full 16" outside the refrigerator, making foods easily accessible.
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Appearance features
Interior lighting
Upfront lighting makes it easy to see items stored inside. Light
shines in the front, right where you need it! Mid-level lights
highlight items below. Dual level lighting has one 60-watt
upper light and two 40-watt mid-lights. Single level lighting
consists of a 60-watt bulb at the top of the fresh food cabinet.
All models have a 60-watt bulb in the freezer.
Radius doors and Low-profile hinges
(some models)
Doors are slightly curved at the corners for a softer look.
Hinges are low and allow for easy door opening within
the case. There is no need to allow for extra space.
Selling Tip: Point out low hinges
and demonstrate how door
opens within the case. Explain
the benefit of this feature in
tight spaces.
Food preservation features
Electronic Temperature Control System
Uses electronic sensors and electronic controls to maintain optimal temperatures.
Electronic sensors
Two sensors electronically monitor fresh food and freezer
temperatures. Temperature readings are transmitted to the
main control board and compressor operation, fan speeds
and defrost cycles are determined based on these readings
of consistent, precise temperatures.
Digital electronic touch temperature controls
Upfront controls allow for easy access. Controls are preset
at the factory at 5 and 5, but can be adjusted between
1 and 9 (9 is the coldest setting). A “0” setting for the
freezer will turn the unit off.
Electronic dial
temperature controls
Upfront controls are easy to see and set.
Controls are preset at the factory at
5 and 5, but can be adjusted between
1 and 9 (9 is the coldest setting). A “0”
setting for the freezer will turn the unit off.
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Selling Tip: Point out the
electronic sensor in the fresh
food compartment (top
left-hand corner).
Drawer/Pan system
❚ Snack pan Unsealed, clear pan is great for storing loose
items. Holds lunch meats, cheeses and snacks for quick,
easy access.
❚ Fruits and vegetables Gasket-sealed pan with adjustable
humidity control is great for storing fruits and vegetables. Set
humidity level at HIGH for leafy vegetables or LOW for fruits
and thick-skinned vegetables.
❚ Sealed pan (some models): Great for storing leafy vegetables
(high humidity).
❚ Deli fresh (some models): Gasket-sealed pan with adjustable
temperature control is great for storing meats and cheeses.
Set at coldest setting for meats and warmer setting for cheeses.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
humidity control on fresh
produce pan and explain
the benefits of humidity
control when storing fruits
and vegetables.
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Features
FrostGuard™ technology
This adaptive defrost system defrosts only when needed,
using sensors to calculate when defrosting is necessary based
on door openings and internal temperatures.
Prior to a defrost cycle, the freezer temperature is lowered
in a pre-chill cycle which prevents foods from warming up
during defrost.
Electronic icemaker (IM5SS)
The electronic sensor detects water temperature and allows
for a second and third fill of the mold if necessary for more
consistent cube size. The sensor also senses water temperature
during the freezing process and will harvest ice once it’s frozen.
This can improve the rate of ice production compared to
previous models which harvested based on time alone. The
icemaker turns on-off by a switch and the feeler arm detects
when the ice drawer is full.
Note: The IM5SS is compatible with older GE refrigerators.
GE SmartWater™ and
Smartwater Plus filtration system
The system filters both ice and water, reducing chlorine, odor,
lead, cysts and provides clean, better-tasting water (tested and
certified by the NSF). And it’s easy to replace with no special
tools required. There’s no need to turn off the water. Simply turn
the filter to the left to remove. A check valve stops water flow
and prevents leakage. Insert the new filter and turn to the right.
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®
Convenience features
Tall LightTouch! dispenser
Unique, single-cradle design requires only the slightest touch
to activate. The tall design allows for easy fill-ups! Pitchers,
blenders, sports bottles and coffeepots are just a few of the
items this dispenser can fill.
❚ Select water, crushed or cubed ice for dispensing.
❚ Light will come on when the cradle is depressed.
Depressing the light button will also turn on the light. It will
remain on until user depresses the button again.
❚ Water filter change indicator (some models) will turn yellow
after 90% of filter is used. Will turn red when 100%
of filter is used. Depress and hold for 3 seconds to reset.
❚ Child lock (some models) Depress for 3 seconds to lock
dispenser controls and prevent dispenser from operating.
Depress and hold for another 3 seconds to reactivate.
QuickSpace™ shelf
This tempered glass shelf quickly slides back at the touch
of a finger to make storing tall or large items a snap. It offers
vertical storage flexibility without removing and adjusting the
shelf. No cranks to turn or shelves to remove…simply slide
it back!
Slide-out, spillproof
cantilevered shelves (most models)
These tempered glass shelves are easily adjusted in 1"
increments. The slide-out feature makes it easy to access
those hard-to-reach items in back. Spills stay in their place!
Each shelf can hold up to 12 oz. of spilled liquid, preventing
leakage throughout the refrigerator cavity.
Slide-out, spillproof integrated shelves
(high-end GE)
These tempered glass shelves allow easy access to food items.
Cleanup is simple, too. These shelves hold up to 12 oz. of
spilled liquids. The shelves fit snugly with the liner to stop
spills from traveling further down the fresh food compartment.
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Selling Tip: Demonstrate items
that will fit into the dispenser
for easy filling. Invite the
customer to touch the single
cradle and let them feel the
LightTouch! A styrofoam cup
can also be used to demonstrate
the easy activation.
Selling Tip: Invite the customer
to slide back the QuickSpace
shelf and then pull it forward to
demonstrate how easily it works
and how much space it provides.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
slide-out shelf and explain the
benefits of easy access to items.
Talk about Spillproof shelves
and how they can hold up to
12 oz. of liquid.
Selling Tip: Explain the
benefits of easy cleanup by
pointing to the lip on the shelf
and explaining how it catches
spills. Also point out that the
shelf goes all the way to the side
of the refrigerator—again,
holding the spill on the shelf.
Spillproof also promotes safe
food storage by preventing meat
juices from spilling off the shelf
and getting onto other foods.
Refreshment center (“H” models)
Provides easy access to favorite foods and beverages…all
without having to open the refrigerator door! The fold-down,
ABS door provides a sturdy serving counter. Improved
temperature management ensures items in the door stay cool.
Sweet spot freezer shelf
This convenient shelf sits right above the ice bucket.
Convenient storage space for pints of ice cream, juice cans,
spices and more. Keeps small items within easy sight and
easy reach.
Selling Tip: To demonstrate the
convenience of the refreshment
center, have gallon jugs or
two-liter bottles already in place
in the compartment. Invite the
customer to drop the door down,
and point out the accessibility
of the items.
Selling Tip: Point to shelf and
talk about all the small items
that can be stored there within
easy reach.
GE® Side-by-Side
Features
Adjustable gallon door bins
Convenient door storage. Bins can be adjusted up or down
to accommodate smaller/taller items.
Slide-out freezer storage bin (some models)
Easily holds those hard-to-store, odd-sized items such as large
roasts or turkeys! This handy bin slides out for convenient
access and allows efficient use of freezer shelf space.
Selling Tip: Invite customer
to remove and replace a door
bin to demonstrate flexibility
and stability.
Selling Tip: Have customer
slide out the bin to view the
large capacity.
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GE Side-by-Side
®
Side-by-side features at a glance
Key selling messages: • Appearance • Food preservation • Convenience
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Model GSS25KGPWW
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, GE has
determined that these
products meet the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
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Model GSL25JFPBS
Sell appearance
1 Radius doors and low profile hinges (some models)
Doors are slightly curved at the corners to provide a softer look. Hinges are low and allow for easy door opening
within the case—no need to allow for extra space.
2 Upfront and mid-level lighting (some models)
Lighting in the front and the middle of the fresh food section makes it easier to see items inside.
3 CleanSteel™ exterior
New in 2003, CleanSteel is a laminate vinyl with the look of stainless but not the fingerprints. Magnets stick to
CleanSteel and it blends beautifully with other stainless appliances in the kitchen.
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4 Electronic touch temperature controls
GE Exclusive!
GE® Side-by-Side
Features
Electronic temperature sensors allow for better temperature management in the fresh food and freezer
compartments, keeping foods fresh.
5 FrostGuard™ adaptive defrost system
It monitors door openings and usage in order to calculate when it’s necessary to defrost. (Traditional systems only
account for time.) Also, freezer goes into “pre-chill” mode in order to cool down the compartment prior to the
defrost heater turning on.
Sell convenience
6 SmartWater™ filtration
Delivers clean, great-tasting water and ice through the LightTouch! dispenser.
7 Tall LightTouch! dispenser
Unique, single-cradle design requires only the slightest touch to activate. The tall design allows for easy fill-ups of
pitchers, blenders, sports bottles, and coffee pots.
8 Adjustable gallon door bins
Hold gallon-size containers with style and ease.
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GE Profile Arctica Bottom-Freezer
®
Appearance features
Contoured doors with
sculptured Profile handle
The difference between 2002 and 2003 exteriors is dramatic!
The larger sculptured Profile handles dramatically change the
appearance. The gently contoured rounded edges give it a
dramatic, kitchen-enhancing look.
BrightSpace™ interior lighting
Consumer response to great interior lighting is extremely
positive. 2003 Profile Arctica Bottom Freezers have 120 watts
of light in the fresh food area and 40 watts in the freezer.
Adjustable ClearLook™ crispers
Foods will stay fresh in this adjustable humidity environment.
Choose between HIGH humidity for vegetables and LOW
humidity for fruits.
ClearLook™ gallon door bins
These deep door bins adjust up and down providing maximum
storage flexibility for gallon jugs, two- and three-liter bottles, six
packs and more for quick, easy access! The ClearLook fronts
are attractive and give clear viewing of everything inside. The
bins put gallon storage within easy reach and the eyebrow
arched top edge adds stability to tall items.
Adjustable Temp Deli Drawer
The drawer is designed so cold air surrounds the pan to keep
items stored there fresh. It provides convenient space to store
loose items. Higher settings keep meats fresh longer while the
lower setting helps cheese stay drier and last longer.
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Selling Tip: Compare the
exterior design with other
models on the floor. The visual
difference is obvious.
Selling Tip: Try to have our
products plugged in so
consumers see the exceptional
lighting as soon as the door
is opened. Having 120 watts
at eye level is very important
to consumers.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
humidity controls. Have
customer remove one pan,
then slide the other over and
out to demonstrate the ease
of removal for cleaning.
Selling Tip: Have customer
remove and replace a deep
door bin to demonstrate how
easily adjustments can be made.
Selling Tip: Ask customer
if most cheeses are dry or
slippery. The answer should
be dry. Dry cheeses last longer.
Too much moisture can cause
cheese to mold easily.
Food preservation features
Upfront electronic digital temperature controls
Upfront controls allow for easy access. Controls are preset at
the factory at 37°F for fresh food and 0°F for freezer. However,
temperatures can be adjusted between 34°F and 44°F for
fresh food and between -6°F and +6°F for the freezer.
Electronic sensors
Three sensors electronically monitor fresh food and freezer
temperatures. One is located in the fresh food compartment,
one in the freezer and one on the evaporator. Temperature
readings are transmitted to the main control board and
compressor operation, fan speeds and defrost cycles
are determined based on these readings of consistent,
precise temperatures.
Multiflow air system
GE SmartWater™ filtration system
The system filters both ice and water, reducing chlorine, odor,
lead, cysts and provides clean, better-tasting water (tested and
certified by the NSF). And it’s easy to replace with no special
tools required. There’s no need to turn off the water. Simply turn
the filter to the left to remove. A check valve stops water flow
and prevents leakage. Insert the new filter and turn to the right.
❚ GE SmartWater filter: up to 6 months or 750 gallons of use
(GSWF).
FrostGuard™ technology
This adaptive defrost system defrosts only when needed
depending, using sensors to calculate when defrosting is
necessary based on door openings and internal temperatures.
Prior to a defrost cycle, the freezer temperature is lowered
in a pre-chill cycle which prevents foods from warming up
during defrost.
Selling Tip: Point out the
electronic sensor in the fresh
food compartment. It is easily
visible on the mullion side
(covered by a small grate).
Selling Tip: Point to air tower
in the back of the fresh food
compartment. Highlight air
vents and explain the benefits
of even air distribution.
Selling Tip: Point to the
filter. Explain how easy it is
to replace and the benefits
of filtered water.
Selling Tip: Ask if they've ever
thrown away dried-out food due
to freezer burn or noticed the
unpleasant taste freezer burn
gives food. FrostGuard™ virtually
eliminates both these common
problems.
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GE Profile Arctica® Bottom-Freezer
Features
Located in the back of the fresh food compartment, the air
tower is part of the airflow system and delivers cool air to
different levels of the compartment.
Bottom Freezers have 12 air vents to circulate cold air
throughout the interior.
Variable-speed air fans also keep temperatures consistent.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
temperature controls. Invite
customers to set the controls
themselves.
GE Profile Arctica Bottom-Freezer
®
Convenience features
ShelfSaver™ beverage rack
It slides out to provide extra storage for a variety of food and
beverage items. The rack holds a 9" x 13" casserole dish, two
cartons of eggs, leftover containers, 12 beverage cans or four
16-ounce water bottles!
Multi-level Slide ’n Store™ system
Three full-extension baskets maximize freezer storage space.
Each basket slides out independently of the other baskets.
Two baskets are full width and the top basket shares space
with the icemaker.
Adjustable gallon door bins
These deep door bins adjust up and down, providing
maximum storage flexibility for gallon jugs, two- and three-liter
bottles, six packs and more for quick, easy access! Gallon
storage is within easy reach.
All door bins have gallon storage capability!
Internal water dispenser with
GE SmartWater™ filtration
Conveniently located inside the fresh food compartment, the
internal water dispenser puts refreshing water well within
reach. Consumers can enjoy the benefits of bottled water
without the bottled-water expense. The SmartWater filtration
system delivers clean, fresh-tasting water through the internal
water dispenser.
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Selling Tip: Talk customer
through all the uses of this
shelf and how it can free up
additional shelf space.
Selling Tip: Pull the drawer out.
Slide freezer baskets in and out.
Explain that you no longer have
to get on your knees to reach in
as the items come to you!
Selling Tip: Have customer
remove and replace a deep
door bin to demonstrate how
easily adjustments can be made.
Selling Tip: In its easy-to-reach
position, the location of the
Internal Water Dispenser is
ideal for young children.
GE SmartWater can eliminate
the need to purchase
bottled water.
Adjustable slide-out, spillproof shelves
These tempered glass shelves are easily adjusted in 1"
increments, offering maximum usable space and storage
flexibility. They also keep spills in their place! Each shelf can
hold up to 12 oz. of spilled liquid! Slide-out shelves provide
easy access to foods.
Selling Tip: Point out the
lip on the shelf and explain
how it can contain spills for
easy cleanup.
Integrated icemaker
The ice bucket and icemaker are integrated in one system, and
not in the freezer basket. This prevents ice from being “raked”
out when the baskets are extended, so no more ice cubes fall
onto the freezer floor.
Some models are available with GE SmartWater Filtration.
QuickSpace™ shelf
NeverClean™ condenser coils
Condenser coils are encased and don’t require cleaning.
Dirt and dust can’t collect on the coils, which lowers efficient
running of the motor and energy loss.
Selling Tip: Ask the customer
if they clean under or behind
their refrigerator to keep
coils clean and the refrigerator
operating at maximum
efficiency. The recommended
cleaning is every 4-6 months.
Most people clean coils once or
twice a year, which is usually
insufficient to keep refrigerators
operating at peak performance
and reduce energy use.
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GE Profile Arctica® Bottom-Freezer
Features
This tempered glass shelf quickly slides back at the touch of a
finger to make storing tall or large items easy. It offers vertical
storage flexibility without removing and adjusting the shelf. No
cranks to turn or shelves to remove. Simply slide back.
Selling Tip: Invite the customer
to slide back the QuickSpace
shelf and then pull it forward
to demonstrate how easily it
works and how much space
it provides.
GE Profile Arctica Bottom-Freezer
®
Bottom-freezer features at a glance
Key selling messages: • Appearance • Food preservation • Convenience
4
6
8
9
5
7
10
12
2
3
3
1
11
13
Model PDS22MHRWW
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, GE has
determined that these
products meet the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
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Sell appearance
1 Contoured doors with sculptured Profile handle
The larger sculptured Profile handles dramatically change the appearance of our bottom freezers.
2 BrightSpace™ interior
One of the best appearance stories in the marketplace, it features great looks with excellent storage and brightly lit
interiors. The ABS liner is stain- and odor-resistant and will look new for years.
3 ClearLook™ gallon-door bins and crispers
No opaque fronts to block contents, as all Profile Arctica door storage and interior bins have ClearLook fronts.
Sell food preservation
ClimateKeeper™ system
4 Upfront digital controls with digital temperature readout
Maximum food preservation both fresh food and freezer areas is easy to maintain with precise temperature readout
on Profile Arctica models.
5 Electronic sensors
Three electronic sensors maintain consistent temperature at all times.
6 Multiflow air system
GE Profile Arctica® Bottom-Freezer
Features
Twelve air vents strategically located maintain precise, even cooling.
Sell convenience
7 Internal water dispenser with GE SmartWater™ filtration
Provides chilled, great-tasting filtered water on demand from inside the refrigerator.
8 Slide-out, spillproof shelving system
Makes it even easier to load and unload the fresh food area.
9 QuickSpace™ shelf
The front half of the shelf quickly slides back and out of the way for tall-item storage.
10 Adjustable gallon-door storage
Allows convenient repositioning of door bins to best suit individual needs.
11 Multi-level freezer Slide ’n Store™ system
Includes three full-extension baskets in the freezer compartment.
12 ShelfSaver™ rack
The slide-out rack provides storage for 12 beverage cans, 2 water bottles, 2 cartons of eggs, leftover containers or
even a 9" x 13" casserole dish. (18 and 22 cu. ft. models only.)
13 NeverClean™ condenser coils
Condenser coils are encased and don’t require cleaning. This feature is found on all GE refrigerators.
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GE Bottom-Freezer
®
Appearance features
Rounded doors with stainless steel
tubular handles
Doors are slightly curved at the corners and side edges to
provide a softer look. Hinges are low profile and allow doors to
open easily within the case.Tubular handles are contemporary
and provide a modern look unique to GE
Dual-level lighting
Two bulbs in the fresh food compartment and one in the
freezer offer excellent visibility.
Food preservation features
Upfront temperature controls
Independent controls for both fresh food and freezer sections
allow personalized temperature levels.
Upfront illuminated
temperature controls
Dial controls for both fresh food and freezer
sections are illuminated, giving them a
high-end appearance that is easy to see.
Adjustable humidity crispers
GE clear crispers have easily-adjusted, hidden air portals
located under the top edge. Open, they allow greater air
circulation and lower humidity. Closed, the air circulation is
restricted, holding in higher humidity.
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Convenience features
Brita® filtered water door module
Designed to fit into the fresh food door like door storage bins,
the Brita water module holds nearly two gallons of water and
removes easily for at-the-sink fill-ups.
Adjustable gallon door storage
Integrated supports hold door bins for maximum flexibility and
convenience.
GE® Bottom-Freezer
Features
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GE Bottom-Freezer
®
Bottom-freezer features at a glance
Key selling messages: • Appearance • Food preservation • Convenience
3
2
5
7
8
4
6
1
9
10
Model GDS18SCRSS
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, GE has
determined that these
products meet the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
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Sell appearance
1 Rounded doors with stainless steel tubular handles
Sleek, contemporary lines enhance both modern and traditional kitchens.
2 Dual-level lighting
Contents are fully illuminated and easy to find.
Sell food preservation
3 Upfront temperature controls
Dual controls allow individual settings for both the fresh food and freezer sections.
4 Adjustable humidity crispers
Humidity is critical to produce and with two adjustable humidity crispers personal preference is easy to achieve.
Sell convenience
5 Brita® filtered water door module
A unique and great-looking way to have chilled water, filtered water.
6 Adjustable gallon-door storage
Allows convenient repositioning of door bins to best suit individual needs.
GE® Bottom-Freezer
Features
7 Adjustable, spillproof glass shelves
Cantilevered shelves adjust in 1" increments.
8 ShelfSaver™ rack
Conveniently holds up to 12 beverage cans.
9 Slide ’n Store™ freezer basket
One full-width and two split for maximum freezer storage.
10 Factory-installed icemaker and bin
All GE bottom-freezer refrigerators have the IM4A icemaker already installed or have the option of installation.
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GE Profile CustomStyle™ Top-Freezer
CustomStyle appearance
An impressive design statement, without standing out.
If you want a built-in look, but can’t afford the built-in expense,
here’s a fitting solution. A GE Profile CustomStyle refrigerator makes
the most of your kitchen space by blending in almost seamlessly
with surrounding cabinetry. It gives you the style you want and
features you need, without the cost and inconvenience of a kitchen
redo. For a sleek, modern appearance, choose stainless or acrylic
panels. Or, achieve a custom look with cabinet-matching wood
panels. Whatever style you prefer, you’ll find a CustomStyle
refrigerator that works beautifully with your decor and budget.
31"
Installed-trim top-freezer models
Trimless top-freezer models
Designed for today’s discriminating consumers.
CustomStyle refrigerators with installed trim accept stainless steel
or acrylic panels in white or black, all of which can be
ordered from GE. To achieve a custom look, you can order wood
panels from your cabinetmaker. You’ll discover all kinds of ways to
enhance your kitchen.
Installation made easy: simply slide in.
Trimless CustomStyle units install by simply
sliding into—way into—the space between
cabinets. They align with counters, instantly look
built-in, with nothing to attach or build. (Available
in stainless steel, white, bisque and black.)
Optional Panels
Choose stainless steel panels or acrylic
panels in white or black.
Custom Wood Panels
Make and install your own custom
wood panels to accent cabinetry.
Optional collar trim: adding the final touch.
The optional collar trim is just another way GE lets you integrate
our CustomStyle refrigerators into your kitchen decor. Available in
stainless steel, white and black, this trim frames the refrigerator
facade, adding to the finished look of a built-in, custom kitchen.
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Others extend
up to 31"
from wall
GE Profile
CustomStyle
extends 26"
from wall
26"
Saves
nearly 5"
Installed-trim top-freezer models
Dispenser models
PTI22SFM
PTI22MFM
PTI22MFM
PTI22MFM
Shown with installed
stainless steel panels.
Shown with optional
white acrylic panels.
Available in white or black.
Shown with optional
stainless steel panels.
Available in white or black.
Shown with custom
wood panels. Available
in white or black.
Non-dispenser models
PTI22MBM
PTI22MBM
PTI22MBM
Shown with optional
black acrylic panels.
Available in white or black.
Shown with optional
stainless steel panels.
Available in white or black.
Shown with custom
wood panels. Available
in white or black.
Non-dispenser models
PTC22SFM
PTC22MFM
PTC22SBM
PTC22MBM
Stainless steel.
Available in white,
bisque or black.
Stainless steel.
Available in white
or black.
CustomStyle™ Top-Freezer
Features
Trimless top-freezer models
Dispenser models
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GE Profile Arctica Top-Freezer
®
Appearance features
Radius doors and Low-profile hinge
Doors are slightly curved at the corners to provide a softer
look. Hinge is low and allows for easy door opening within
the case. There is no need to allow for extra space.
Fresh food dual upfront lighting
Upfront dual fresh food lighting and freezer dome light provide
greater visibility throughout the refrigerator. Two 60-watt bulbs
in the fresh food compartment offer great visibility.
Selling Tip: Point out the low
hinge and demonstrate how the
door opens within the case.
Explain the benefit of this feature
in tight spaces.
Selling Tip: Open fresh
food and freezer doors to
point out the improved lighting.
The brighter interior will speak
for itself.
Freezer dome light (Profile)
The freezer light is centered at the top of the freezer for better
light distribution. The dome cover helps disperse light evenly
for better visibility.
Adjustable ClearLook™ gallon door bins
Durable door bins with clear front windows make finding
items easy. Bins will accommodate gallon containers for
quick access to items used most.
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Selling Tip: Have the customer
remove and replace a deep
door bin to demonstrate how
easily adjustments can be
made. Note how tall the bins
are…there is no need for
special tall bottle supports. Use
gallon jug POP to demonstrate
the space savings of putting
gallon containers on the door
rather than on an interior shelf.
Food preservation features
Electronic sensors
Three sensors electronically read fresh food and freezer
temperatures. One is located in the fresh food compartment,
two in the freezer (one is visible). Temperature readings are
transmitted to the main control board and compressor
operation, fan speeds and defrost cycles are determined.
Upfront electronic touch temperature controls
Upfront controls allow for easy access. Controls are preset at
the factory at 5 and 5 and can be adjusted between 1 and 9
(9 is the coldest setting). A “0” setting for either the fresh food
or freezer will turn the unit off. Child Lock feature—press and
hold control for 3 seconds. The display will remain on when it
is in lockout mode. Electronic controls allow for independent
temperature control of the fresh food and freezer which results
in less severe temperature fluctuations.
Multiflow air system
Located in the freezer compartment, the air tower helps in the
distribution of cool air. Air dispenses from the ceiling portion of
the air tower so air is directed from the top down. Better air
circulation allows for better temperature control.
Set the temperature on this drawer for optimal cheese,
luncheon meat or fresh meat storage. Cold air surrounds
the drawer, keeping it up to 6 degrees cooler than the rest
of the refrigerator.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
temperature controls. Invite the
customer to set the controls
themselves.
Selling Tip: Point to the air
tower in the back of the freezer
compartment. Highlight air
vents and explain the benefits
of even air distribution.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
temperature control.
GE Profile Arctica® Top-Freezer
Features
Adjustable temperature meat pan
Selling Tip: Point out the
electronic sensor in the fresh
food compartment. It is easily
visible on the side (covered
by a grate).
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GE Profile Arctica Top-Freezer
®
Food preservation features (continued)
Adjustable humidity crispers with
pivot-out pan removal system
Foods stay fresh in this adjustable humidity environment.
Choose between high humidity for vegetables and low
humidity for fruits. Front and rear gaskets help seal the pan
for freshness. Cleaning is a snap with the pivot-out pan
removal system. Slide one pan out, depress the center lever,
pivot pan and remove.
Selling Tip: Demonstrate
humidity controls. Demonstrate
pan removal system with the
customer’s assistance, so he/she
can see for himself/herself the
ease with which the pans can
be removed for cleaning.
FrostGuard™ technology
Frost-free refrigerators defrost automatically based on time,
regardless of whether or not it’s necessary. This adaptive defrost
system will defrost only as needed accounting for door openings
and usage to determine when it’s necessary and how long the
cycle runs. It also utilizes a “pre-chill” function wherein the freezer
temperature is lowered prior to the defrost cycle. This reduces
the time it takes to return the freezer temperature to the set point
once the defrost cycle is complete and reduces freezer burn.
Electronic icemaker (IM4A)
Electronic sensor senses water temperature and allows for a
second and third fill of the mold if necessary (due to low water
pressure, etc.). This provides more consistent cube size. The
sensor also senses water temperature during the freezing
process and will harvest ice based on its temperature rather
than time. This can allow for better ice production. Icemaker
is turned on and off by a switch and feeler arm detects when
the ice bucket is full.
Internal water dispenser with
GE SmartWater™ filtration
Conveniently located inside the fresh food compartment, the
internal water dispenser puts refreshing water well within
reach. Consumers can enjoy the benefits of bottled water
without the bottled-water expense. SmartWater filtration system
delivers clean, fresh-tasting water through the internal water
dispenser.
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Selling Tip: In its easy-to-reach
position, the location of the
Internal Water Dispenser is
ideal. GE SmartWater can
eliminate the need to purchase
bottled water.
Convenience features
ShelfSaver™ beverage rack
It slides out to provide extra storage for a variety of food and
beverage items. The rack holds a 9" x 13" casserole dish, two
cartons of eggs, leftover containers, 12 beverage cans or four
16-ounce water bottles!
Locking tilt-out freezer door bin
This full width freezer door bin tilts forward for easy access to
foods. Simply depress the button and tilt. The button ensures
that items won’t fall out when the door is opened or closed.
Adjustable slide-out, spillproof shelves
These tempered glass shelves are easily adjusted in 1"
increments, offering maximum usable space and storage
flexibility. They also keep spills in their place! Each shelf can
hold up to 12 oz. of spilled liquid! Slide-out shelves provide
easy access to foods.
Adjustable freezer door bins can be removed and repositioned
to meet your storage needs.
Spillproof freezer floor
This seamless freezer floor design makes freezer cleanup
simple. Spills are contained—just wipe clean! No more vents
in the front to collect crumbs!
Selling Tip: Depress button and
tilt forward to show the easy
access to items inside.
Selling Tip: Explain the benefits
of easy cleanup by pointing
to the lip on the shelf and
explaining how it catches spills.
Remove shelf from support to
demonstrate ease of removal
for cleaning.
Selling Tip: Remove and
reposition the modular door bin
to demonstrate flexibility.
Selling Tip: Point out
the seamless design of the
freezer floor and explain
the easy cleanup.
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GE Profile Arctica® Top-Freezer
Features
Adjustable ClearLook™ gallon door bins
Selling Tip: Pull out shelf and
talk customer through all
the uses of this shelf and how
it can free up additional space.
GE Profile Arctica Top-Freezer
®
Top-freezer features at a glance
Key selling messages: • Appearance • Food preservation • Convenience
7
6
11
3
4
13
10
1
5
14
2
12
8
9
Model PTS22LHRWW
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, GE has
determined that these
products meet the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
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Sell appearance
1 Radius doors and Low-profile hinge
Doors are slightly curved at the corners to provide a softer look. Hinges are lower and allow for easy door opening
within the case—no need to allow for extra space.
2 Adjustable ClearLook™ gallon door bins
Clear bin fronts allow for easy view of all contents and the subtly sculpted shape integrates with the curves of the
refrigerator. Handy storage space for gallon containers.
3 Upfront electronic touch temperature controls
New sleek design gives a high tech look while making it easier to access inside.
Sell food preservation
ClimateKeeper™ system
Advanced temperature management system which contains:
4 Electronic touch controls with digital temperature readout
Allow for better temperature management and more accurate temperature settings.
5 Electronic temperature sensors
Three sensors closely monitor fresh food and freezer compartment temperatures to further insure consistency.
6 Multiflow air system
Disperses cool air throughout for more even temperature control.
7 FrostGuard™ technology
Monitors door openings and usage to calculate when it’s necessary to defrost.
(Traditional systems only account for time.)
8 Premium quiet design
Quiet components and insulation allow for ultra-quiet operation.
9 NeverClean™ condenser coils
Coils are encased in a sealed compartment, keeping them clean and functioning efficiently.
GE Profile Arctica® Top-Freezer
Features
Sell convenience
10 Internal water dispenser with GE SmartWater™ filtration system
Cold, fresh water through an internal dispenser.
11 Spillproof freezer floor
Seamless freezer floor makes cleaning simple. Spills are contained and it’s easy to wipe clean.
12 Pivot-out pan removal system
Pans remove easily for cleaning. Simply remove one pan, depress the lever at the center of the pan system, pivot
the remaining pan and remove.
13 Dual-level lighting system
Upfront dual fresh food lighting and rear freezer light provide greater visibility throughout the refrigerator.
14 ShelfSaver™ beverage rack
Keeps beverages close at hand.
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GE Top-Freezer
®
Appearance features
Lighting
Upfront dual fresh food lighting and freezer dome light
provide greater visibility throughout the refrigerator. Two bulbs
in the fresh food compartment and one bulb in the freezer
offer great visibility.
Selling Tip: Open fresh food
and freezer doors to point out
the lighting. The brighter interior
will then speak for itself.
Rear freezer light
All “W” and “K” series top-freezer models have a rear
wall-mounted light. (Profile top-freezers have front-center light.)
Radius doors and Low-profile hinge
Doors are slightly curved at the corners to provide a softer
look. Hinge is low and allows for easy door opening within
the case. There is no need to allow for extra space.
Selling Tip: Point out low hinge
and demonstrate how door
opens within the case. Explain
the benefit of this feature in
tight spaces.
Top-freezer food preservation
Adjustable humidity crispers
with removal system
Foods stay fresh in this adjustable humidity environment.
Choose high humidity for vegetables and low humidity for fruits.
Rear gaskets help seal the pan for freshness. Cleaning is a
snap. (18/19 cu. ft. models use the slide-out/slide-over system.
22 cu. ft. models use the pivot-out system.) For slide-out/
slide-over models, remove one pan, then slide the other over
and out. For the pivot-out system, slide one pan out, depress
the center lever, pivot the pan and remove.
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Selling Tip: Demonstrate
humidity controls. Demonstrate
pan removal system with the
customer’s assistance so he/she
can see for himself/ herself the
ease with which the pans can be
removed for cleaning.
Convenience features
Spillproof cantilevered shelves
These tempered glass shelves easily adjust in 1" increments,
offering maximum usable space and storage flexibility.
Cleanup is simple too. The shelves will hold up to 12 oz.
of spilled liquids.
Adjustable gallon door bins
Durable door bins will accommodate gallon containers for
quick access to items used most. (Models 22 cu. ft. and
larger will accommodate two one-gallon containers.)
Selling Tip: Explain the benefits
of easy cleanup by pointing
to the lip on the shelf and
explaining how it catches spills.
Selling Tip: Have customer
remove and replace a door
bin to demonstrate how easily
adjustments can be made. Use
gallon jug POP to demonstrate
the space savings of putting
gallon containers on the door
rather than on an interior shelf.
Thumbwheel dials
Turn knobs to desired number. They come preset from the
factory at 5 for fresh food and 5 for freezer. To turn the unit
off, adjust the knobs to “0”.
Internal water dispenser with
GE SmartWater™ filtration
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GE® Top-Freezer
Features
Conveniently located inside the fresh food compartment, the
internal water dispenser puts refreshing water well within reach.
Consumers can enjoy the benefits of bottled water without the
bottled-water expense. SmartWater filtration system delivers
clean, fresh-tasting water through the internal water dispenser.
Selling Tip: In its easy-to-reach
position, the location of the
Internal Water Dispenser is
ideal. GE SmartWater can
eliminate the need to purchase
bottled water.
GE Top-Freezer
®
Convenience features (continued)
Snack pan
Great additional storage space for loose items. Holds
luncheon meats, cheeses and snacks for quick, easy access.
Adjustable freezer door bins
Adjustable freezer door bins can be removed and repositioned
to meet your storage needs. (22 cu. ft. models only.)
Spillproof freezer floor
This seamless freezer floor design makes freezer cleanup
simple. Spills are contained—just wipe clean! No more vents
in the front to collect crumbs!
Electronic icemaker (IM4A)
Electronic sensor senses water temperature and allows for a
second and third fill of the mold if necessary (due to low water
pressure, etc.). This provides more consistent cube size. The
sensor also senses water temperature during the freezing
process and will harvest ice based on its temperature rather
than time. This can allow for better ice production. Icemaker
is turned on and off by a switch and feeler arm detects when
the ice bucket is full.
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Selling Tip: Remove and
reposition adjustable door bin
to demonstrate flexibility.
Selling Tip: Point out the
seamless design of the freezer
floor and explain the easy
cleanup.
GE small top-freezer features
Among 13-17 cu. ft. models,
based on a 2002 survey of
property management
maintenance personnel.
Galvanized door
Galvanized door
Provides extra protection
from rust for beauty
that lasts.
Non-galvanized door
Command control
module
Fiddle-free controls provide
complete temperature
balance. Maintenance is
easy…the temperature
control, defrost timer, light
switch and bulb are encased
in a single housing that’s
easily accessible.
Pocket handles
E-Z on gasket
Make reversing doors easy.
Add no additional depth. Just
strap the refrigerator to a
dolly. No replacement parts
are necessary.
Works like a locking plastic
storage bag—pull off, zip on.
Easy to remove. No need to
remove the door and no
realignment is needed.
Coil-free back/
NeverClean™
condenser
Cross-bracing
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GE® Top-Freezer
Features
Allows you to get within 1"
of the wall. The more efficient
cabinet design means that
under normal household
conditions, the coils will
not require cleaning.
Durable door system provides
added support for proper
door alignment under heavy
loads. No sagging, warping
or torquing.
GE Top-Freezer
®
Top-freezer features at a glance
Key selling messages: • Appearance • Food preservation • Convenience
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Model GTS22KBPWW
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, GE has
determined that these
products meet the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
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Sell appearance
1 Radius doors and low profile hinge
Doors are slightly curved at the corners to provide a softer look. Hinges are lower and allow for easy door opening
within the case—no need to allow for extra space.
2 Dual-level lighting
Upfront dual fresh food lighting and rear freezer light provide greater visibility throughout the refrigerator.
3 Rear freezer light
The bright rear freezer illumination is neatly out of the way, allowing the light to flood the forward interior.
4 Textured steel
This popular finish doesn’t show fingerprints and is a favorite of many consumers.
Sell food preservation
5 Slimline temperature control system
Electronic temperature sensors allow for better temperature management in the fresh food and freezer sections,
keeping foods fresh.
6 Adjustable humidity crispers
Allow the user to control the humidity levels based on the foods they store inside.
7 Deluxe quiet design
Quiet components and insulation allow for quiet operation.
Sell convenience
8 Spillproof freezer floor
Seamless freezer floor makes cleaning simple. Spills are contained and it’s easy to wipe clean.
9 Pan removal systems
Pans are easy to remove, even in tight spaces.
Pivot-out system—22 cu. ft. models. Slide-out/slide-over—18 and 19 cu. ft. models
10 Adjustable gallon door storage
GE® Top-Freezer
Features
These adjustable gallon door bins are on GE “W” and “R” series top-freezers.
11 Factory-installed icemaker
All GE top-freezer refrigerators have the IM4A icemaker already installed or have the option of installation.
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GE quality throughout—the inside story
Fungus-resistant magnetic door gaskets
GE refrigerators feature magnetic door gaskets that are
fungus- and mold-resistant, show less soil and are easily
wiped clean.
Removable door gaskets
Energy-efficient door gaskets snap into place around the
perimeter of the door. It is designed for quick and easy removal
and replacement on all Top-Freezers and Arctica™ Side-by-Side
refrigerators. A rib on the gasket slips securely into a groove
around the perimeter of the door (much like a self-sealing
plastic storage bag), creating a sure seal to keep refrigerator at
the proper temperature and food FRESH.
All Top-Freezers and Arctica Side-by-Sides
Selling Tip: Pull the gasket
from one of the doors on the
Top-Freezer or Arctica
Side-by-Side models and
show the customer how easily
the gasket slips back into place.
Quiet operation
GE refrigerators have been designed to ensure a quiet
performance. Insulation, fan designs, variable fan speeds and
compressors all contribute to the quiet operation.
GE—Deluxe quiet design
Profile Arctica series—Premium quiet design
Fresh food door support systems
Cross-bracing
This keeps the door from sagging under heavy loads. The
system includes a heavy-duty metal center door hinge that
never needs adjusting, and foamed-in-place doors. The
durability of this system allows for gallon door storage, right
where you need it most…in the STRIKE ZONE!
Top-Freezer Models
All Small and Large Top-Freezers
18 cu. ft. Profile Bottom-Freezers
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Selling Tip: Explain the
cross-bracing and foam
insulation to reinforce your
customer’s perception of
the quality and value built in.
Fresh food door support systems (continued)
CustomStyle™ top-freezer support
These vertical, metal rods are structural door supports that
reinforce the wide, CustomStyle top-freezer fresh food door.
They ensure a tight door seal and allow for gallon door storage
and extra support to hold wood panels
CustomStyle Top-Freezers
Selling Tip: Explain the door
supports and foam insulation
to reinforce your customer’s
perception of the quality and
value built in.
Side-by-side foamed-in structural door support
A foamed-in-place structural door support reinforces the door
for added support and allows for gallon door storage and
wood panels.
GE Side-by-Sides (except L, M, N and some derivative series)
The hinge is factory-set for proper door alignment. It ensures
that the fresh food door seals securely and opens and closes
smoothly—for years to come! It helps support heavier door
loads and keeps the door aligned. This heavy-duty center hinge
system contributes to long-lasting GE quality and durability.
All Top-Freezers
Selling Tip: Some
manufacturers use plastic
center hinges. A gallon of
milk weighs 8.3 lbs. Ask your
customer to calculate the
weight the door could hold
based on the number of
gallons you can load on
a door.
Foamed-in door liners
Selling Tip: Squeeze door liner
to feel rigidity.
Heavy-duty center hinge system
Foamed-in door liners add additional door support and
save energy!
Large Top-Freezers (19-25 cu. ft. excluding CustomStyle)
GE Side-by-Sides (L series and some derivative series)
Arctica Side-by-Sides
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GE quality throughout—the inside story
Preset controls
These hassle-free, set-and-forget controls are preset at the
factory for the most efficient normal operation. They are preset
for normal installation with a fresh food setting of 5 (or 37°F)
and a freezer setting of 5 (or 0°F). Having them pre-set
reduces the risk of the customer setting the temperature
incorrectly! They are located in the front of the fresh food
compartment (most models) for easy adjustments.
All models
Automatic moisture control
A condenser loop in the freezer walls automatically cycles hot
gas, preventing moisture from forming between the freezer
and fresh food sections and on the cabinet exterior. No
energy is used to run a heater; the heat from the gas is
utilized to eliminate condensation.
All models
Galvanized door
Non-galvanized door
Galvanized steel doors
This provides extra protection from rust, especially important
in tropical environments with highly corrosive ambient
conditions such as high humidity with no air conditioning and
salt spray exposure. An ENTIRE galvanized case is available
on select models.
All Top-Freezers
Side-by-Sides—L series and higher
Bottom-Freezers—20 & 22 cu. ft.
Interior and door liners
GE cabinet and door liners are durable and feature easy-to-clean surfaces that resist grease,
stains, odors and abrasive cleansers. Liners are easy to clean with warm soap and water and
they will maintain their “like new” sheen for the life of the appliance.
All Top and Bottom-Freezers have durable ABS cabinets and door liners.
Side-by-Sides (20, 22, and 25 cu. ft.—K series and below) have baked-enamel-on-steel
cabinets and ABS door liners.
Side-by-Sides (25—L series and higher, 27 and 29 cu. ft.) have ABS cabinets and door liners.
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NeverClean™ condenser coils
The condenser coils are located in the compressor housing on
the bottom of the refrigerator so they’re out of sight for a clean
appearance! When compressor coils are put on the back, they
are exposed to dust and require air clearance. GE refrigerators
can be installed to within 1" of the wall so they will not “stick out”
into the kitchen, providing a more integrated look! Due to more
efficient air flow, today’s condensers don’t require cleaning in
normal operating environments.
Adjustable rollers
Every GE refrigerator features 4 durable nylon rollers, which allow the
refrigerator to be easily moved for installation and cleaning. This nylon design
will reduce marring to kitchen floors and prohibit the wheels from flattening
over time to keep them easier to move.
The front rollers are adjustable up or down for easy leveling of the refrigerator!
All CustomStyle refrigerators feature front adjustable rear rollers which allow
you to adjust BOTH the front AND the back rollers from the front of the
refrigerator. By adjusting the rollers, you can compensate for uneven floors.
All models
BrightSpace™ lighting
❚ GE Profile Arctica™ Side-by-Sides: Tri-level lighting—Five 40-watt fresh food lights/
two 60-watt freezer lights. Dual-level lighting—four 40-watt fresh food lights/
two 60-watt freezer lights.
❚ GE® Side-by-Sides: Dual-level lighting—One 60-watt and two 40-watt fresh food lights/
one 60-watt freezer light. Single-level lighting—One 60-watt fresh food light and
one 40-watt freezer light.
❚ GE Profile Arctica Top-Freezers: Two 60-watt fresh food lights/one 40-watt freezer light.
❚ GE Top-Freezers: Two 60-watt fresh food lights/one 40-watt freezer light (22 cu. ft.).
Two 40-watt fresh food lights/one 40-watt freezer light (18 cu. ft.).
❚ GE Profile 20 and 22 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezers: Two 60-watt fresh food light/
one 40-watt freezer light.
❚ GE Bottom-Freezers: One dual-level fresh food light/one 40-watt freezer light.
❚ GE Profile and GE 18 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezers: One 60-watt fresh food light/
one 40-watt freezer light.
Radius doors and Low-profile hinge
Selling Tip: Point out low
profile hinge and demonstrate
Doors are slightly curved at the corners to provide a softer look
how door opens within the
(some models). Hinge is low and allows for easy door opening
case. Explain the benefit of
within the case—no need to allow for extra space (some models). the feature in tight spaces.
Top-Freezers: 19 cu. ft. and larger (excluding CustomStyle)
Side-by-Sides: some models
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GE Profile™ and GE Refrigeration
®
Temperature management
Refrigerators keep items cool to prolong their shelf life. While all refrigerators keep foods cool, how they manage
temperature makes a difference in how long and how well foods are preserved.
A leading consumer magazine advises refrigerator buyers to closely consider the temperature performance of
refrigerators prior to purchase. A quality refrigerator will:
❚ Keep optimal, uniform temperatures in both the freezer and fresh food sections simultaneously.
❚ Maintain internal temperatures at desired levels despite changes in room temperature or frequent door openings.
GE is taking a bold and innovative step ahead in the area of temperature management. Many models will now
feature ELECTRONIC TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.
To better understand refrigerator temperature performance and how internal cooling temperatures are regulated,
here is a review of several types of refrigerator temperature management systems.
Types of temperature management systems
Electronic systems
Top-freezers (22 and 25 cu. ft. GE Profile Arctica models):
❚ This innovative system consists of electronic (thumbwheel or digital) controls and three
electronic temperature sensors.
❚ The electronic sensors located throughout the refrigerator monitor the surrounding (ambient)
air temperature and communicate their readings to the main control board.
❚ If the fresh food section needs more cool air, as determined by the temperature sensor, the
main control board will activate a fan that circulates cold air from the freezer to achieve the
desired temperature. Instead of a damper, an opening to the fresh food section from the
freezer allows the fan to move the cold air to where it is needed.
❚ If the freezer needs to be colder, the temperature sensor alerts the main control board to
turn on the compressor and evaporator fan. The compressor runs until the desired set
temperature is achieved.
Side-by-sides (all GE and Profile Arctica models)
❚ This system consists of electronic (rotary dial or digital touch) controls and up to five
electronic temperature sensors.
❚ This system works in much the same way as described above. The major differences are the
number of sensors used to monitor temperatures and the use of the damper and a fresh food
fan instead of an opening from the freezer.
❚ When the fresh food section requires more cold air, the damper opens and a fan moves cold
freezer air into the area until the desired temperature is reached. Then, the damper closes
again. The fan reduces the cool down time.
❚ When the freezer section requires more cold air, the main control board energizes the
compressor and evaporator fan until the set temperature is reached.
❚ The controls come preset at the factory at 37°F (or 5) and 0°F (or 5).
Benefits of electronic temperature management
❚ Better temperature control—Separate temperature sensing in the fresh food and freezer compartments means
the temperature of one compartment doesn’t affect the temperature in the other nearly as much as with other
systems, as each is controlled independently.
❚ Less temperature fluctuation—Swings in refrigerator temperature won’t be as dramatic.
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Mechanical systems
Single control
❚ This basic system uses one knob and one thermostat to control temperature.
❚ The knob is located at the top (upfront) of the fresh food section.
❚ The thermostat is located in a control housing at the top of the fresh food section.
❚ The knob adjusts the fresh food temperature controller. This turns on the compressor and
evaporator fans at the set temperature.
❚ Freezer temperature is maintained by an internal control that is not adjustable by the consumer.
❚ This basic system is found on small GE® top-freezer refrigerators.
Dual control
❚ With dual-control systems, consumers will see two control dials in the refrigerator’s
fresh food section.
❚ One temperature sensor regulates temperature by turning the freezer evaporator fan and
compressor on or off as needed to maintain the desired temperature inside the fresh food
section.
❚ The freezer control dial opens or closes a damper located between the freezer and
fresh food section.
❚ When the freezer dial is set at 9 (coldest setting), the damper is nearly closed.
❚ When the freezer dial is set at 1 (warmest setting), the damper is wide open.
❚ The fresh food dial works just as described in the single control system. This dial turns on the
compressor and evaporator fan, which run until the temperature in the fresh food section
reaches the set point.
❚ To avoid consumer confusion, GE presents the controls at a midpoint to prevent extremes in
temperature in either the freezer or fresh food sections.
Electro-mechanical system
❚ This system is found in many competitive refrigerators.
❚ Controls use one thermostat and two control knobs in the fresh food section and a
temperature sensor in the upper wall of the freezer.
❚ The fresh food control knob is an automatic control that regulates the damper between the
freezer and the fresh food sections.
❚ As the temperature increases in the fresh food section, the damper opens automatically to
let cold air from the freezer into the fresh food area to lower the temperature.
❚ Once the desired temperature is reached in the fresh food section, the damper closes
automatically.
❚ The freezer knob turns on the compressor and evaporator fan. They will run until the desired
freezer temperature is reached.
❚ The fresh food knob is set at the midpoint setting in the factory. Consumers may adjust this
setting to make either section warmer or colder.
❚ With this type of system, when the freezer is at the desired setting and the compressor and
the freezer evaporator fan are off, the air flow slows from the freezer to the fresh food section
through the opened damper.
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GE Profile™ and GE Refrigeration
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Refrigeration basics
How refrigerators work—understanding the fundamentals
Refrigerators keep food cold to slow the growth of bacteria so food lasts longer. The colder a refrigerator is, the
slower bacteria grows. Freezing temperatures stop bacteria growth all together. Food preservation is not only our
#1 consumer cue, it’s also the purpose of any refrigerator.
Accurate temperatures and features that provide the ability to see a refrigerator’s actual temperature reading are
key features of food preservation. Profile Arctica with the most accurate temperature management system available
supports this critical need.
Understanding how a refrigerator gets cold
How a refrigerator cools is very simple. Any time a liquid evaporates, it absorbs heat. Get out of a pool dripping wet
and you feel very cool. As the water evaporates off your skin, it is drawing heat away from you. This same principle
is how a refrigerator cools.
The liquid, or refrigerant, used in a refrigerator evaporates at extremely low temperatures, so low that it can create
freezing temperatures inside the freezer, sending cold air into the fresh food area.
The five basic parts:
❚ Compressor (A)
❚ Compressor Coils outside the refrigerator (B)
❚ Expansion value (C)
❚ Heat-exchange pipes inside the refrigerator (D)
❚ Refrigerant – the liquid that is condensed and
evaporates to create cold temperatures
The five basic parts create the refrigeration cycle:
1. The compressor (A) compresses the refrigerant gas which
heats up as it is pressurized. The compressor coils (B) outside
the refrigerator allow the refrigerant to dissipate heat.
2. As it cools, the refrigerant condenses into a liquid and flows
through the expansion valve (C). One side is high pressure
and the other is a low-pressure area.
3. When it flows through the expansion valve, this liquid refrigerant moves from high-pressure to a low-pressure
zone. It immediately boils and vaporizes. In evaporating, it absorbs heat, making the refrigerant 27ºF.
4. The cold refrigerant flows up through the coils inside the refrigerator (D) making the inside of the
refrigerator cold. The cycle repeats as temperature readings indicate more cooling is needed.
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How icemakers work—understanding the fundamentals
The basic parts of an icemaker:
❚ Motor
❚ Ice mold
❚ Water valve
❚ Heating coil unit
❚ Auger and ice bucket
The ice-making cycle:
1. A switch opens a solenoid water valve and lets in just enough water to fill the plastic ice mold.
2. The icemaker has a built-in thermostat which monitors the temperature level of the water in the molds.
(The cooling unit in the refrigerator does the actual work of freezing the water, not the icemaker itself.)
When a temperature around 9°F is detected, the thermostat closes a switch in the electrical circuit.
3. Closing this switch turns on the heating coil underneath the icemaker. As the coil heats up, it warms
the bottom of the ice mold just enough to loosen the ice cubes from the mold.
4. There are plastic notches in the icemaker housing that match up with ejector blades. The blades pass
through these notches and push the cubs into the ice bucket.
5. Just before the cubes are ejected, the shut-off arm lifts up. After the cubes are ejected, the arm falls
down again. When the arm reaches its lowest resting position, it throws a switch in the circuit which
activates the water valve to begin another cycle. If the arm can't reach its lowest position, because there
are stacked-up ice cubes in the way, the cycle is halted to prevent an overflow of ice cubes.
6. The motor turns on at this point, rotating the auger. The auger scoops the ice cubes up and pushes them
to the front of the icemaker.
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GE Profile™ and GE Refrigeration
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Reading refrigerator model numbers
Built-In Side-by-Side
P
S
B
4
Side-by-Side
2
L
G
R
Brand
P = Profile™
B
V
Color
BV = Black dispenser,
visor handles
WV = White dispenser,
visor handles
Configuration
S = Side-by-side
Style
B = Built-in
Model Year
Dispenser
G = 1-Year filter/cubed/crushed
S = Stainless (L Series only)
Width
Inches
Shelves
L = Spillproof glass
P
S
S
2
6
S
G
R
Brand
P = Profile™
G = GE®
S
S
Color
SS = Stainless steel/
stainless handles
BS = Stainless/
black handles
WW = White on white
CC = Bisque on bisque
BB = Black on black
WH = White/black
handles and
dispenser
Configuration
S = Side-by-side
Style
S = Standard depth
C = CustomStyle™
I = CustomStyle w/installed trim
H = ENERGY STAR® version
of base model*
F = Smooth high-gloss finish
W = Full wrap stainless steel
Model Year
Icemaker
B = Icemaker ready
C = Factory-installed icemaker
D = Cubed ice/water
E = Cubed/crushed ice/water
F = 6-Month filter/cubed/crushed
G = 1-Year filter/cubed/crushed
H = Refreshment center
S = Stainless (L Series only)
Capacity
Cubic feet
*Some models are only produced in
ENERGY STAR versions, see product
specifications for details.
Shelves
A-F = Wire
G-M = Glass
N = CustomCool™
S = Stainless
Bottom-Freezer
P
D
S
Top-Freezer
2
Brand
P = Profile™
G = GE®
Configuration
B = Bottom-freezer
w/door
D = Bottom-freezer
w/drawer
Style
S = Standard depth
F = Smooth, high-gloss finish
IW = Full wrap stainless steel
Capacity
Cubic feet
Shelves
G-M = Glass
S = Stainless
2
S
H
R
S
S
Color
SS = Stainless steel/
stainless
appearance
handles
WW = White on white
CC = Bisque on bisque
BB = Black on black
Model Year
Icemaker
B = Icemaker ready
C = Factory-installed icemaker*
H = Internal water
dispenser/icemaker*
*Profile models include 6-month
GE SmartWater™ filtration.
P
T
S
2
Brand
P = Profile™
G = GE®
Configuration
T = Top-freezer
Style
S = Standard depth
C = CustomStyle™
I = CustomStyle w/installed trim
H = ENERGY STAR® version of
base model*
Capacity
Cubic feet
Shelves
A-F = Wire
G-M= Glass
S = Stainless appearance
*Some models are only produced in
ENERGY STAR versions, see product
specifications for details.
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5
L
H
R
B
B
Color
BS = Black case,
stainless steel
doors
WW = White on white
CC = Bisque on bisque
BB = Black on black
Model Year
Icemaker
A = Not icemaker ready
B = Icemaker ready
C = Factory-installed icemaker
D = Filter-ready/icemaker
E = 6-Month filter/icemaker
F = 1-Year filter/icemaker
G = Internal water dispenser/
filter-ready/icemaker
H = Internal water dispenser/
6-month filter/icemaker
I = Internal water dispenser/
1-year filter/icemaker
Warranty information
The condensed list below is a convenient overview of the written warranties offered on various GE appliances described in
this catalog. For complete warranty details on a specific GE appliance model, contact your nearest GE supplier, or call GE
Factory Service, toll-free, 800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737).
Refrigerators
(All models except GMR02BAN, GMR04BAN, GMR06AAM)
For The Period Of
GE Will Replace
One Year From the date of
Any part in the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year
the original purchase
warranty, GE will provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs to replace the defective part.
Five Years From the date of
Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator and all connecting tubing)
the original purchase
which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full five-year sealed refrigerating system
warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs to replace the defective part.
Limited Lifetime
Profile Arctica CustomCool™ drawer
Refrigerators and Wine Chillers
For The Period Of
One Year From the date of
the original purchase
Second through Fifth Year From
the date of the original purchase
(Models GMR02BAN, GMR04BAN, GMR06AAM)
GE Will Replace
Any part in the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this limited one-year
warranty, you will be responsible for any labor and related service costs.
Compressor, if the compressor should fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this additional
four-year limited warranty, you will be responsible for any labor and related service costs.
Freezers
For The Period Of
One Year From the date of
the original purchase
Five Years From the date of
the original purchase
One Year/Five Years From the
date of the original purchase
GE Will Replace
Any part in the freezer which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year
warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs to replace the defective part.
Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator and all connecting tubing)
which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full five-year warranty, GE will also provide,
free of charge, all labor and related service costs to replace the defective part.
Food, for one-year on spoilage due to a defect in any materials or workmanship and for five years on spoilage
due to a defect in materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigerating system. Under this limited warranty, a
cumulative limit of $100 for 14.9 cu. ft. and smaller, and $150 for 15.0 cu. ft. and larger.
Icemakers
For The Period Of
One Year From the date of
the original purchase
GE Will Replace
Any part in the icemaker which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year
warranty, GE will provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs to replace the defective part.
Water Filter
For The Period Of
30 Days From the date of
the original purchase
GE Will Replace
Any part of the water filter cartridge which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this limited
30-day warranty, you will be responsible for any labor and related service costs.
What GE Will Not Cover:
❚
❚
❚
❚
Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product.
Improper installation.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.
Failure of the product if it is abused, misused or used for other
than the intended purpose or used commercially.
❚ Damage to product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts of God.
❚ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects
with this appliance.
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A Century of Quality and Innovation
For more than a century, GE has been committed to producing innovative products
that change the way people live. The result of thorough research and rigorous testing,
GE appliances are designed for years of dependable performance.
Today, the GE tradition of quality and innovation continues.
GE Appliances
GE Consumer & Industrial
GE Company
Louisville, Kentucky 40225
GEAppliances.com
Before purchasing an ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliance,
read important information about its estimated annual energy
consumption or energy efficiency rating that is available from
your retailer or GEAppliances.com
GE has a policy of continuous improvement of
its products and reserves the right to change
materials and specifications without notice.
© 2004 GE Company
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