Hotpoint Htr16bbsrww Installation Instructions

Hotpoint Htr16bbsrww Installation Instructions
Top-Freezer
Refrigerators
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . .2–4
Operating Instructions
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 6
Storage Drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Temperature Controls . . . . . . . . . .5
Owner’s Manual and
Installation Instructions
Models 16, 17, 18
Installation Instructions
Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Reversing the Door Swing . . .13–16
Water Line Installation . . . . . .10–12
Troubleshooting Tips
Before You Call For Service . . 17, 18
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . .17
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . Back Cover
Product Registration
(Canadian) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 22
Product Registration (U.S.) . 20–22
Warranty for
Canadian Customers . . . . . . . . . . 19
Warranty for U.S. Customers . . . 23
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model #______________________
Serial # ______________________
You can find them on a label on
the upper left side of the fresh food
compartment.
197D7799P001 49-60521-1 08-08 JR
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR
Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous…even if they
will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting
rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the
instructions below to help prevent accidents.
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Refrigerator or Freezer:
Refrigerants
All refrigeration products contain refrigerants,
which under federal law must be removed prior
to product disposal. If you are getting rid of an
old refrigeration product, check with the
company handling the disposal about what
to do.
■ Take off the doors.
■ Leave the shelves in place so that children
may not easily climb inside.
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend
against the use of an extension cord.
However, if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL-listed (in the United
States) or a CSA certified (in Canada), 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding
type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
DANGER! RISQUES POUR LES ENFANTS
COMMENT VOUS DÉBARRASSER
CONVENABLEMENT DE VOTRE ANCIEN RÉFRIGÉRATEUR
Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Les enfants pris au piège ou morts d’asphyxie
sont toujours d’actualité. Les réfrigérateurs
abandonnés sont toujours aussi dangereux,
même si on n’attend que «quelques jours»
pour s’en débarrasser. Si vous ne gardez pas
votre ancien réfrigérateur, veuillez suivre les
directives ci-dessous afin de prévenir les accidents.
Avant de vous débarrasser de votre ancien
réfrigérateur ou congélateur :
Réfrigérants
Tous les appareils de réfrigération contiennent
des réfrigérants qui, conformément aux lois
fédérales, doivent être enlevés avant toute
élimination de l’appareil. Si vous vous
débarrassez de vieux appareils de réfrigération,
vérifiez, auprès de la société qui s’occupe de
leur élimination, ce que vous devez faire.
■ Démontez les portes.
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■ Laissez les clayettes en place afin d’empêcher
les enfants de grimper à l’intérieur.
CORDONS PROLONGATEURS
Nous vous recommandons fortement de ne pas utiliser de cordons prolongateurs à cause des risques
potentiels qu’ils présentent dans certaines conditions.
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Toutefois si vous décidez d’utiliser tout de même un cordon prolongateur, il est absolument nécessaire
qu’il s’agisse d’un cordon à 3 fils avec mise à la terre pour appareils électroménagers homologué UL (aux
États-Unis) ou certifié CSA (au Canada), pourvu d’une fiche et d’une prise mises à la terre de 15 ampères
(minimum) et de 120 volts.
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WARNING!
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
■ Do not allow children to climb, stand or hang
on the shelves in the refrigerator. They could
damage the refrigerator and seriously injure
themselves.
■ Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment when hands are damp or wet.
Skin may stick to these extremely cold surfaces.
■ Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
■ In refrigerators with automatic icemakers,
avoid contact with the moving parts of the
ejector mechanism, or with the heating element
that releases the cubes. Do not place fingers or
hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
■ Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and
making repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
■ Turning the control to the 0 position does
not remove power to the light circuit.
Installation Instructions
■ Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas;
clearances between the doors and between
the doors and cabinet are necessarily small.
Be careful closing doors when children are
in the area.
Operating Instructions
■ This refrigerator must be properly installed
and located in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used.
■ Do not refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed completely.
MESURES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES.
LISEZ D’ABORD TOUTES LES DIRECTIVES.
AVERTISSEMENT!
N’utilisez cet électroménager que pour l’usage auquel il est destiné, comme expliqué dans le
présent manuel.
Lorsque vous utilisez un appareil électrique, observez toujours les mesures de sécurité de base,
y compris les suivantes.
■ Ne laissez pas les enfants grimper, s’asseoir,
se tenir debout ni se pendre aux clayettes du
réfrigérateur. Ils pourraient endommager le
réfrigérateur et se blesser gravement.
■ Éloignez les doigts des parties du réfrigérateur
où l’on peut facilement se pincer : les espaces
entre les portes et entre les portes et les placards
sont toujours étroits. Soyez prudent lorsque
vous fermez les portes de l’appareil en présence
des enfants.
■ Si votre réfrigérateur est doté d’une machine à
glaçons automatique évitez le contact avec les
■ Ne touchez pas les surfaces froides du congélateur
si vous avez les mains humides ou mouillées : la
peau risque d’adhérer à ces surfaces très froides.
■ Débranchez votre réfrigérateur avant de le
nettoyer ou de le réparer.
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■ N’entreposez et n’utilisez pas d’essence ou
autres vapeurs et liquides inflammables à
proximité de cet appareil ou de tout autre
appareil électroménager.
pièces mobiles du mécanisme éjecteur, ou avec
l’élément chauffant qui libère les glaçons.
Ne posez pas les doigts ou les mains sur le
mécanisme de la machine à glaçons pendant
que le réfrigérateur est branché.
REMARQUE : Nous vous recommandons vivement de
confier toute réparation à un technicien qualifié.
■ Lorsque vous réglez la commande sur 0 (éteint),
l’alimentation électrique de l’ampoule n’est pas
coupée.
■ Ne recongelez pas les aliments surgelés qui ont
complètement dégelé.
Troubleshooting Tips
MESURES DE SÉCURITÉ
■ Installez le réfrigérateur conformément aux
directives d’installation avant de l’utiliser.
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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WARNING!
HOW TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a 3prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard
3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly
grounded.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a
fire hazard from overheated wires.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight
out from the outlet.
Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it
is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use
a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its
length or at either end.
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating
that matches the rating plate.
When moving the refrigerator away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
MESURES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES.
LISEZ D’ABORD TOUTES LES DIRECTIVES.
AVERTISSEMENT!
Troubleshooting Tips
RACCORDEMENT ÉLECTRIQUE
Ne coupez ni retirez en aucun cas la troisième broche (mise à la terre) de la fiche du cordon
d’alimentation. Pour votre sécurité, cet appareil doit être correctement mis à la terre.
Le cordon d’alimentation de cet appareil est muni
d’une fiche à 3 broches (mise à la terre) qui se branche
dans une prise murale ordinaire à 3 alvéoles (mise à la
terre) pour réduire au minimum les risques de chocs
électriques.
Faites examiner la prise de courant et le circuit par un
électricien qualifié pour vous assurer que la prise est
correctement mise à la terre.
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Si la prise murale est du type standard à 2 alvéoles, il
vous incombe de la faire remplacer par une prise à 3
alvéoles correctement mise à la terre.
Le réfrigérateur doit toujours être branché dans sa
propre prise de courant, dont la tension nominale est
identique à celle indiquée sur la plaque signalétique.
Cette précaution est recommandée pour garantir un
rendement optimum et éviter une surcharge des
circuits électriques de la résidence, ce qui pourrait
créer un risque d’incendie par surchauffe des fils.
Ne débranchez jamais le réfrigérateur en tirant sur le
cordon d’alimentation. Saisissez fermement la fiche du
cordon et tirez droit pour la retirer de la prise.
Réparez ou remplacez immédiatement tout cordon
effiloché ou endommagé. N’utilisez pas un cordon
fendillé ou présentant des signes d’usure.
Lorsque vous déplacez votre réfrigérateur du mur,
faites attention de ne pas le faire rouler sur le cordon
d’alimentation afin de ne pas l’endommager.
VEUILLEZ LIRE ET SUIVRE ATTENTIVEMENT CES MESURES DE SÉCURITÉ.
CONSERVEZ CES DIRECTIVES
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Turning the dial to 0 stops cooling in both compartments—fresh food and freezer. It does not shut off power to the refrigerator.
Temperature Control Dial (on some models)
The temperature control dial has nine
settings plus 0. 1 is the warmest. 9 is the
coldest. At first, set the dial at 5.
After using the refrigerator, adjust the
dial if necessary.
Insert a coin into the slot in the middle
of the dial and you can turn the dial to
the setting that is best suited to your needs.
Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to
get cold.
Shelf supports at various levels allow you to custom-space your shelves. Not all features are on all models.
Half-Width Shelves
2 Lift up and out
NOTE: The shelf to the right of the track is
designed to hook into the right-hand slot; the shelf
to the left is designed to hook into the left-hand slot.
Installation Instructions
1 Tilt up
One end of the shelf rests on a molded sidewall support; a bracket on the other end
hooks into a track on the rear cabinet wall.
To remove, lift the shelf up at front, then off
the support and out of the track.
To replace, select desired shelf height. With
shelf front raised slightly, hook the
bracket’s top lug into the track, then lower
the shelf onto the support.
Full-Width Shelves
Lift rear
Lift rear
Pull forward and down
Troubleshooting Tips
Pull forward
To remove the full-width shelves
Some models have a steel wire sliding
shelf, a stationary tempered glass shelf,
a spillproof shelf or two steel wire
stationary shelves. These shelves can be
moved to another place in the fresh food
compartment.
The full-width sliding shelf has stop-locks.
When placed correctly on the shelf
supports, the shelf will stop before coming
completely out of the refrigerator and will
not tilt when you place food on it or
remove food from it.
Operating Instructions
About the fresh food compartment shelves.
Safety Instructions
About the temperature control dial.
To remove a full-width shelf when
the fresh food compartment door
cannot be opened fully
Spillproof Shelves (on some models)
Spillproof shelves have special edges
to help prevent spills from dripping
to lower shelves. To remove or replace
the shelves, see the above instructions.
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Safety Instructions
About the freezer compartment shelves.
Step Shelf
To remove the step shelf:
Lift left side of shelf slightly.
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shelf to the left to free its right
2 Move
ends from holes in the cabinet wall.
To replace the step shelf:
shelf tilted as shown, fit left ends
1 With
of shelf into holes in cabinet wall.
Operating Instructions
right side of shelf, move shelf to
3 Lower
the right and take it out.
left side of shelf slightly, swing shelf
2 Lift
up, fit right ends of shelf into holes in
cabinet wall, and lower shelf into place.
About the storage drawers.
Not all features are on all models.
Installation Instructions
Fruit and Vegetable Drawers
Excess water that may accumulate in the
bottom of the drawers should be emptied
and the drawers wiped dry.
Snacks Drawer
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Troubleshooting Tips
The snacks drawer can be moved to the
most useful location for your family’s
needs.
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Not all features are on all models.
Adjustable Humidity Drawer (on some models)
Slide the control all the way to the
HIGH setting to provide high humidity
recommended for most vegetables.
Slide the control all the way to the LOW
setting to provide lower humidity levels
recommended for most fruits.
Drawer and Cover Removal
Safety Instructions
About storage drawer and cover removal.
Drawers can be removed easily by grasping the sides and lifting up slightly while pulling
drawers past the stop location.
To remove the cover, lift it off its supports,
pull it forward, tilt it and take it out.
Twin Drawer Shelf
To remove:
Remove the drawers.
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Reach in, push the front of glass cover
2 up, and at the same time, pull it forward 2
as far as it will come.
Tilt it and take it out. Avoid cleaning the cold
glass cover with hot water because the extreme
temperature difference may cause it to break.
Remove the drawer frame. (Always
remove the glass cover before you take
out the drawer frame.)
Lift the frame off the supports at each side
and back, pull it forward, tilt it and take it out.
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About the automatic icemaker.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
Power Switch
Icemaker
Green Power Light
Feeler Arm
Power switch model
Feeler arm model
The icemaker will produce approximately
100–130 cubes in a 24-hour period,
depending on the freezer compartment
temperature, room temperature, number of
door openings and other use conditions.
If the refrigerator is operated before the water
connection is made to the icemaker, move the
feeler arm to the STOP (up) position.
When the refrigerator has been connected
to the water supply, move the feeler arm to
the ON (down) position.
The icemaker will fill with water when it cools
to 15°F. A newly-installed refrigerator may take
12 to 24 hours to begin making ice cubes.
Once the icemaker starts to make ice,
it may take up to 48 hours to fill the bin,
depending on the temperature settings
and number of door openings.
You will hear a buzzing sound each time
the icemaker fills with water.
Throw away the first few batches of ice
to allow the water line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep
of the feeler arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler
arm, the icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be joined
together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes
will become cloudy, taste stale, shrink or
fuse together.
On power switch models, the green power
light will blink if ice cubes get stuck in the
icemaker. To correct this, set the power
switch to O (off) and remove the cubes. Set
the power switch to I (on) to restart the
icemaker. After the icemaker has been
turned on again, there will be a delay of
about 45 minutes before the icemaker
resumes operation.
NOTE: In homes with lower-than-average water
pressure, you may hear the icemaker cycle multiple
times when making one batch of ice.
Icemaker Accessory Kit
If your refrigerator did not already come
equipped with an automatic icemaker, an
icemaker accessory kit is available at extra cost.
Check the back of the refrigerator for
the specific icemaker kit needed for
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your model.
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Feeler Arm in
the ON (down)
position
Feeler Arm in
the STOP
(up) position
Automatic Icemaker (on some models)
Troubleshooting Tips
There are 2 types of icemakers:
Installation Instructions
To replace:
Lower the frame until it rests on the
supports at each side and back.
Replace the glass cover, pushing its rear
edge firmly into the rear frame channel
and gently lowering the front into place.
Replace the drawers.
Operating Instructions
Full-Width Drawer with
Plastic Cover
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Installation Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
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Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.
Cleaning the Outside
Moving the Refrigerator
The door handles and trim (on some models). Clean
with a cloth dampened with soapy water. Dry with a
soft cloth.
Be careful when moving the refrigerator away from
the wall. All types of floor coverings can be damaged,
particularly cushioned coverings and those with
embossed surfaces.
Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly
dampened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid
dish detergent. Dry and polish with a clean,
soft cloth.
The stainless steel panels and door handles (on some
models) can be cleaned with a commercially available
stainless steel cleaner. Do not use appliance wax or polish
on the stainless steel.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dish cloth or wet
towel. These may leave a residue that can erode the paint.
Do not use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners
containing bleach because these products can scratch and
weaken the paint finish.
Cleaning the Inside
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda
in the fresh food and freezer compartments.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
If this is not practical, wring excess moisture out of
sponge or cloth when cleaning around switches, lights
or controls.
Use warm water and baking soda solution—about a
tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 liter)
of water. This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse
and wipe dry.
After cleaning the door gaskets, apply a thin layer of
petroleum jelly to the door gaskets at the hinge side.
This helps keep the gaskets from sticking and bending
out of shape.
Avoid cleaning cold glass shelves (on some models) with hot water
because the extreme temperature difference may cause them to
break. Handle glass shelves carefully. Bumping tempered glass can
cause it to shatter.
Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.
Condenser
There is no need for routine
condenser cleaning in
normal home operating
environments. However, in
environments that may be
particularly dusty or greasy,
Cleaning the condenser coils.
the condenser should be
cleaned periodically for efficient refrigerator operation.
To clean the condenser, turn the temperature control
dial to 0. Sweep away or vacuum up dust.
For best results, use a brush specially designed for this
purpose. It is available at most appliance parts stores.
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Turn the leveling legs at each front corner of the
refrigerator counterclockwise until the rollers support
the refrigerator. Pull the refrigerator straight out and
return it to position by pushing it straight in. Moving
the refrigerator in a side direction may result in damage
to the floor covering or refrigerator.
When pushing the refrigerator back, make sure you don’t roll over
the power cord or icemaker supply line (on some models).
After rolling the refrigerator back into place, turn the
legs clockwise until the legs again bear the weight of the
refrigerator.
Light Bulb Replacement
To replace a burned-out bulb, unplug the refrigerator
from its electrical outlet, unscrew the bulb when cool
and replace it with an appliance bulb of the same or
lower wattage.
Turning the control to the 0 position does not remove power to
the light circuit.
Preparing for Vacation
For long vacations or absences, remove food and
unplug the refrigerator. Move the temperature control
dial to the 0 position, and clean the interior with a
baking soda solution of one tablespoon (15 ml) of
baking soda to one quart (1 liter) of water. Leave the
doors open.
Move the feeler arm to the STOP (up) position and
shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
If the temperature can drop below freezing, have a
qualified servicer drain the water supply system (on
some models) to prevent serious property damage
due to flooding.
Preparing to Move
Secure all loose items such as grille, shelves and drawers
by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.
Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.
Installation Instructions
Models 16, 17, 18
If you have questions, call 1.800.GE.CARES or visit our Website at: ge.com
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or Visit our Website at: www.geappliances.ca
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
CLEARANCES
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical
connections.
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IMPORTANT – Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
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• Sides 3/4″ (19 mm)
• Top 1″ (25 mm)
• Back 1″ (25 mm)
IMPORTANT – Observe all
governing codes and ordinances.
Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions
for future reference.
Skill level – Installation of this appliance requires
basic mechanical skills.
Completion time – Refrigerator Installation
15 minutes
Reversing the Door Swing
1 hour
Proper installation is the responsibility of the
installer.
Product failure due to improper installation is not
covered under the Warranty.
ROLLERS AND LEVELING LEGS
Leveling legs near each front corner of the refrigerator
are adjustable. They firmly position the refrigerator
and prevent it from moving when the doors are
opened. Leveling legs should be set so the front of the
refrigerator is raised just enough that the doors close
easily when opened about halfway.
Turn the leveling legs clockwise to raise the
refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it.
Rollers next to the leveling legs allow you to move the
refrigerator away from the wall for cleaning.
Turn the legs counterclockwise until the weight of the
refrigerator is transferred from them to the rollers.
After rolling the refrigerator back into place, turn the
legs clockwise until the legs again bear the weight of
the refrigerator.
WATER SUPPLY TO THE ICEMAKER
(on some models)
If the refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have to be
connected to a cold water line. A water supply kit
(containing copper tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and
instructions) is available at extra cost from your dealer,
by visiting our Website at ge.com (in Canada at
www.geappliances.ca) or from Parts and Accessories,
1.800.661.1616.
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will go below 60°F (16°C) because it will not run often
enough to maintain proper temperatures.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully
loaded.
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Installation Instructions
1 INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
(ON SOME MODELS)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.)
Recommended copper water supply kits are WX8X2,
WX8X3 or WX8X4, depending on the amount of
tubing you need. Approved plastic water supply lines
are GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing
(WX08X10006, WX08X10015 and WX08X10025).
GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are
available in the following lengths:
6′ (1.8 m)
15′ (4.6 m)
25′ (7.6 m)
When connecting your refrigerator to a GE Reverse
Osmosis Water System, the only approved installation
is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water
systems, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
– WX08X10006
– WX08X10015
– WX08X10025
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8′ (2.4 m)
as described above.
NOTE: The only GE approved plastic tubing is that
supplied in GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing
kits. Do not use any other plastic water supply line
because the line is under pressure at all times. Certain
types of plastic will crack or rupture with age and
cause water damage to your home.
This water line installation is not warranted by the
refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow these
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive
water damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house
plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and
lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified
plumber to correct water hammer before installing
the water supply line to the refrigerator.
• A GE water supply kit (containing tubing, shutoff
valve and fittings listed below) is available at extra
cost from your dealer or from Parts and Accessories,
1.800.661.1616.
• A cold water supply. The water pressure must be
between 20 and 120 p.s.i. (1.4–8.1 bar).
• Power drill.
• 1/2″ or adjustable wrench.
• Straight and Phillips
blade screwdriver.
• Two 1/4 ″ outer diameter compression nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves)—to connect
the copper tubing to the shutoff
valve and the refrigerator water valve.
OR
• If you are using a GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator
Tubing kit, the necessary fittings are preassembled
to the tubing.
• If your existing copper water line has a flared fitting
at the end, you will need an adapter (available at
plumbing supply stores) to connect the water line to
the refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared fitting
with a tube cutter and then use a compression
fitting. Do not cut formed end from GE
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator tubing.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook
up the water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the
water line, make sure the feeler arm is in the STOP
(up) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is double
insulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the
hazard of electric shock, or is battery powered.
All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Copper or GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing
kit, 1/4″ outer diameter to connect the refrigerator
to the water supply. If using copper, be sure both
ends of the tubing are cut square.
To determine how much tubing you need: measure
the distance from the water valve on the back of the
refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 8′
(2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8′ [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10″
[25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move
out from the wall after installation.
• Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line.
The shutoff valve should have a water inlet with a
minimum inside diameter of 5/32″ at the point of
connection to the COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-type
shutoff valves are included in many water supply kits.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve
complies with your local plumbing codes.
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Installation Instructions
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used drinking water line.
4 ROUTE THE TUBING
1 SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER
SUPPLY AND UNPLUG
REFRIGERATOR
Route the tubing between the cold water line and
the refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wall
or floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent base
cabinet) as close to the wall as possible.
NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8 feet [244 cm] coiled into 3 turns of about
10 ″ [25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to
move out from the wall after installation.
Turn on the nearest faucet (counterclockwise) long
enough to clear the line of water.
2 DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Choose a location for the valve that is easily
accessible. It is best to connect into the side of a
vertical water pipe. When it is necessary to connect
into a horizontal water pipe, make the connection
to the top or side, rather than at the bottom, to
avoid drawing off any sediment from the water pipe.
5 CONNECT THE TUBING
TO THE VALVE
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and
connect it to the shutoff valve.
Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the
valve. Tighten the compression nut securely.
For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end
of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten
compression nut until it is hand tight, then tighten
one additional turn with a wrench. Overtightening
may cause leaks.
Drill a 1/4″ hole in the water pipe (even if using a
self-piercing valve), using a sharp bit. Remove any
burrs resulting from drilling the hole in the pipe.
Take care not to allow water to drain into the drill.
Failure to drill a 1/4″ hole may result in reduced
ice production or smaller cubes.
Compression
Nut
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
3 FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
SmartConnect™
Tubing
Packing Nut
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with
the pipe clamp.
Outlet Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush the
tubing.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Inlet End
6 FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Clamp Screw
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Turn the main water supply on (counterclockwise)
and flush out the tubing until the water is clear.
Shut the water off at the water valve after about
one quart (1 liter) of water has been flushed
through the tubing.
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
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Installation Instructions
1 INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
7 CONNECT THE TUBING
(CONT.)
8 TURN THE WATER
TO THE REFRIGERATOR
ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
NOTES:
• Before making the connection to the refrigerator,
be sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged
into the wall outlet.
• We recommend installing a water filter if your water
supply has sand or particles that could clog the
screen of the refrigerator’s water valve. Install it in
the water line near the refrigerator. If using GE
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing kit, you will
need an additional tube (WX08X10002) to connect
the filter. Do not cut plastic tube to install filter.
Remove the access cover.
Tighten any connections
that leak.
9 PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate
against the back of the refrigerator or against the
wall. Push the refrigerator back to the wall.
10 START THE ICEMAKER
On power switch models, set the icemaker power
switch to the l (on) position. On feeler arm models,
move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position. The
icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches
its operating temperature of 15°F (–9°C) or below.
It will then begin operation automatically.
Remove the plastic flexible
cap from the water valve
(refrigerator connection).
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
onto the end of the tubing as shown. On GE
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing kit,
the nuts are already assembled to the tubing.
Insert the end of the tubing into the water valve
connection as far as possible. While holding the
tubing, tighten the fitting.
For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end
of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten
compression nut until it is hand tight, then
tighten one additional turn with a wrench.
Overtightening may cause leaks.
Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided
to hold it in a vertical position. You may need
to pry open the clamp.
1/4″ Copper
Tubing
Power
switch
Power switch model
Feeler Arm in the
STOP (up) position
Feeler Arm in
the ON (down) position
Feeler arm model
NOTE: In lower water pressure conditions, the
water valve may turn on up to 3 times to deliver
enough water to the icemaker.
Tubing Clamp
1/4″ Compression
Nut
Ferrule (sleeve)
Refrigerator Connection
SmartConnect™
Tubing
Reattach the access cover.
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Installation Instructions
2 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
2 REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR
IMPORTANT NOTES
2.1 Tape the door shut with masking tape.
When reversing the door swing:
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
• Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint.
• Set screws down by their related parts to avoid using
them in the wrong places.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for
the doors.
IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the
cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed.
These instructions are for changing the hinges from
the right side to the left side—if you ever want to change
the hinges back to the right side, follow these same
instructions and reverse all references to left and right.
2.2 With a 5/16″ hex-head socket driver, remove the
screws that hold the top hinge to the cabinet.
2.3 Lift the hinge straight up to free the hinge pin
from the socket in the top of the door and set it
aside, along with its screws.
Top Hinge
TOOLS REQUIRED
Phillips screwdriver
5/16″ hex-head
socket driver
Masking tape
2.4 Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the
cabinet. Lift it off the center hinge pin.
T20 or T25 Torxdriver
(needed for some models)
Putty knife or thin-blade
screwdriver
5/16″ open-end
wrench
2.5 Set the door on a non-scratching surface with
the outside up.
1 BEFORE YOU START
2.6 Transfer the 2 screws from the opposite side of
the cabinet to the screw holes vacated by the
top hinge removal.
1.1 Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical
outlet.
1.2 Empty all door shelves, including the dairy
compartment.
CAUTION: Do not let either door drop to the
floor. To do so could damage the door stop.
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Installation Instructions
2 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
(CONT.)
3 REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD DOOR (CONT.)
3 REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD DOOR
3.5 Transfer the two screws from the opposite side of the
cabinet to the screw holes vacated by the center
hinge removal.
3.1 Tape the door shut with masking tape.
3.6 Transfer the washer (if your model has one) to the
opposite side.
3.2 Using a 5/16″ hex-head socket screwdriver and
a 5/16″ open-end wrench, remove the two
screws holding the center hinge to the cabinet.
Lift the center hinge to free its pin from the
socket in the top of the door, and set hinge and
screws aside. Be careful not to lose the center
hinge spacer and washer.
3.7 Take one of the screws removed in step 2 and start
it in the outermost screw hole on the opposite side.
Do not drive it all the way down—leave enough space
under the screw head for thickness of the bracket.
4 REVERSING THE HARDWARE
3.3 Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the
cabinet. Lift the door from the pin in the bottom
hinge bracket. (If the plastic washer sticks to the
door bottom, put it back on the hinge.)
4.1 Move the bottom hinge bracket and plastic washer from
the right side to the left side.
Plastic
Washer
Switch the hinge pin to the
opposite side of the bracket.
Hinge
Bracket
3.4 Set the door outside-up on a non-scratching surface.
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Installation Instructions
4 REVERSING THE HARDWARE (CONT.)
5 REVERSING THE DOOR
HANDLES (CONT.)
4.2 Interchange hinge and screws at top right with
screws at top left of cabinet. Do not tighten screws
on hinge side at this time.
5.1.4 Remove plug button from the top hinge hole on
the left side of the door and insert it into the hole
on the opposite side that was vacated by removal of
the top hinge.
Plug Button
Installing the hinge on the left. Installing the hinge on the right.
5.1.5 Pull the plug button from the front of the door
and transfer it to the opposite side.
NOTES:
• Some hinges have four holes. Which holes you
use for installing the hinge depends on which
side you install the hinge.
• The outer edge of the hinge should be parallel
to the edge of the case for correct installation.
Plug Button
5 REVERSING THE DOOR HANDLES
To reattach the
handle on the
opposite side.
5.2 Transfer door stop
5.1 Transfer fresh food door handle
5.2.1 Move the metal or plastic door stop and
screws from the right side to the left side.
5.1.1 Remove the handle plug using a tape-tipped
putty knife under the edge, and remove the
screw underneath. Remove the two screws
holding the handle to the top of the door.
Metal Door Stop
Right Side
Left Side
Top
Plastic Door Stop
Plug
Right Side
Left Side
5.1.2 Remove the handle.
5.3 Reinstall the fresh food door handle
5.3.1 Attach the handle to
the right side of the
door with screws at
the top and under
the handle plug.
5.3.2 Reinstall the
handle plug.
5.1.3 Remove the screws from the right edge of the
door top and insert them into the handle screw
holes on the opposite side.
Screws
for Handle
Holes
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Installation Instructions
2 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
5 REVERSING THE DOOR HANDLES (CONT.)
5.4 Transfer Freezer Door Handle
5.4.1 Remove the screw
holding the handle
to the top of the
door and the two
screws holding the
handle to the bottom
of the door.
5.4.2 Remove the handle.
(CONT.)
6 RE-HANGING THE DOORS (CONT.)
6.1.2 Insert the pin on the center hinge into the socket in
the top of the door. Place the spacer, then the
washer, on the hinge pin.
Hinge Pin
NOTE: The center hinge must
be turned over as shown when
mounted on the left side.
TOP
Top
Plastic Washer
and Spacer
6.1.3 Tilt the door toward the cabinet. As the door is
brought into position, slide the hinge under the head
of the screw which earlier had been partly driven into
the outermost hole. Insert the remaining screw, then
tighten both screws securely.
BOTTOM
Bottom
5.4.3 Remove the screw from the
right top edge of the door
and insert it into the
handle screw hole on the
left side.
6.2 Re-hang the freezer door
6.2.1 Lower the freezer door
onto the center hinge
pin. Be sure the
Center Hinge Pin
washer and spacer
are in place on the pin.
5.4.4 Transfer the door stop as shown in preceding
section 5.2.
5.4.5 Attach the handle to the
right edge of the door
with screws at top and
bottom, using bottom holes
vacated by removal of the
door stop screws.
Plastic Washer
and Spacer
6.2.2 Tilt the door toward the cabinet, lifting the top hinge
so the pin fits into the socket on the top of the door.
6 RE-HANGING THE DOORS
6.1 Re-hang the fresh food door
6.1.1 Lower the fresh food door onto the
bottom hinge pin. Be sure the washer
is in place on the pin.
6.2.3. Make sure the door is slightly above the top of the
cabinet and the gap between the doors is even across
the front. Tighten the top hinge screws. Do not
overtighten these screws–tighten them until they are
just snug, then turn them another one-half turn.
Plastic
Washer
Hinge
Bracket
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Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators. Modern refrigerators have more features
and use newer technology.
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal.
■ The new high efficiency
■ You may hear the fans spinning at
HUMMM...
WHOOSH...
■ You may hear a whooshing sound when the doors close.
This is due to pressure equalizing within the refrigerator.
CLICKS, POPS,
CRACKS and CHIRPS
■ You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the
refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the
refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
when attempting to restart (this could take
up to 5 minutes).
■ Expansion and contraction of cooling coils during and
after defrost can cause a cracking or popping sound.
a large amount of food is added to the refrigerator or
freezer compartments. The fans are helping to
maintain the correct temperatures.
WATER SOUNDS
■ The flow of refrigerant through the freezer cooling coils
may make a gurgling noise like boiling water.
■ Water dropping on the defrost heater can cause a sizzling,
popping or buzzing sound during the defrost cycle.
■ A water dripping noise may occur during the defrost cycle as
ice melts from the evaporator and flows into the drain pan.
■ Closing the door may cause a gurgling sound due to
pressure equalization.
■ On models with an icemaker, after an icemaking cycle, you
For additional information on normal
icemaker operating sounds, see the
About the automatic icemaker section.
may hear the ice cubes dropping into the ice bucket.
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Refrigerator does not
operate
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Temperature control dial
in 0 position.
• Move the temperature control dial to a temperature
setting.
Refrigerator is unplugged.
• Push the plug completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit
breaker is tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Vibration or rattling (slight
vibration is normal)
Roller screws or leveling legs
need adjusting.
• See Rollers and Leveling Legs.
Fresh food or freezer
compartment too warm
Temperature control dial
not set cold enough.
• See About the temperature control dial.
Warm weather or frequent
door openings.
• Set the temperature control dial one step colder.
See About the temperature control dial.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
Package blocking air duct in
freezer compartment.
• Check to see if package is blocking air duct in freezer
compartment.
Consumer Support
Problem
Installation Instructions
■ The compressor may cause a clicking or chirping sound
high speeds.
This happens when the refrigerator
is first plugged in, when the doors
are opened frequently or when
Operating Instructions
compressor may run
faster and longer than
your old refrigerator
and you may hear a high-pitched hum or pulsating
sound while it is operating.
Safety Instructions
Normal operating sounds.
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Installation Instructions
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Motor operates for long
periods or cycles on and
off frequently. (Modern
refrigerators with more
storage space and a larger
space and a larger freezer
require more operating
time. They start and stop
often to maintain even
temperatures.)
Normal when refrigerator
is first plugged in.
Often occurs when large
amounts of food are
placed in refrigerator.
Door left open.
Hot weather or frequent
door openings.
Temperature control dial
set at the coldest setting.
Grille and condenser
need cleaning.
Door left open.
Too frequent or too long
door openings.
• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely
cool down.
• This is normal.
Icemaker is not on.
Water supply turned off or
not connected.
Freezer compartment
too warm.
Piled up cubes in the storage
bin cause the icemaker
to shut off.
Icemaker is on but the water
supply to the refrigerator has
not been connected.
Water shutoff valve connecting
refrigerator to water line may
be clogged.
Door left open.
Temperature control dial
not set cold enough.
Ice storage bin needs cleaning.
Food transmitting odor/taste
to ice cubes.
Interior of refrigerator
needs cleaning.
Not unusual during
periods of high humidity.
• Move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position.
• See Installing the water line.
Frost or ice crystals
on frozen food
(frost within package
is normal)
Automatic icemaker
does not work
(on some models)
Frequent “buzzing” sound
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Cubes too small
Slow ice cube freezing
Ice cubes have
odor/taste
Moisture forms on
cabinet surface
between the doors
Moisture collects inside
(in humid weather, air
carries moisture into
refrigerator when doors
are opened)
Refrigerator has odor
• See About the temperature control dial.
• See Care and cleaning.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely
cool down.
• Level cubes by hand.
• Move the feeler arm to the STOP (up) position. Keeping it
on will damage the water valve.
• Call the plumber to clear the valve.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
• See About the temperature control dial.
• Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
• Wrap foods well.
• See Care and cleaning.
• Wipe surface dry and reset temperature control dial
one setting colder.
Too frequent or too
long door openings.
Foods transmitting
odor to refrigerator.
Interior needs cleaning.
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• Check to see if package is holding door open.
• This is normal.
• Foods with strong odors should be tightly wrapped.
• Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator;
replace every three months.
• See Care and cleaning.
CUSTOMER WARRANTY
(for customers in Canada)
Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship.
What is covered
How Long Warranted
(From Date of Sale)
Parts
Repair or Replace
at Mabe’s Option
Labour
Compressor
GE Profile: Ten (10) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
GE Profile: Ten (10) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
GE Profile: Five (5) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
Sealed System (including
evaporator, condenser
tubing and refrigerant)
GE Profile: Five (5) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
GE Profile: Five (5) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
GE Profile: Five (5) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
One (1) Year
One (1) Year
One (1) Year
All Other Parts
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
This warranty applies only for single family domestic use in
Canada when the Refrigerator has been properly installed
according to the instructions supplied by Mabe and is
connected to an adequate and proper utility service.
Damage due to abuse, accident, commercial use, and alteration
or defacing of the serial plate cancels all obligations of this
warranty.
Service during this warranty period must be performed by an
Authorized Mabe Service Agent.
Neither Mabe nor the Dealer is liable for any claims or
damages resulting from failure of the Refrigerator or from
service delays beyond their reasonable control.
To obtain warranty service, purchaser must present the original
Bill of Sale. Components repaired or replaced are warranted
through the remainder of the original warranty period only.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within
Canada. In home warranty service will be provided in areas
where it is available and deemed reasonable by Mabe to provide.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty.
• Owner is responsible to pay for service calls related to
product installation and/or teaching how to use the product.
• Damage to finish must be reported within 48 hours following
the delivery of the appliance.
• Damage to finish after delivery.
• Improper installation—proper installation includes adequate
air circulation to the refrigeration system, adequate electrical,
plumbing and other connecting facilities.
• Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.
• Replacement of light bulbs.
• Damage to product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
• Loss of food due to spoilage.
• Proper use and care of product as listed in the owner’s
manual, proper setting of controls.
• Product not accessible to provide required service.
• WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited
Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
IMPORTANT
Keep this warranty and your bill of sale as proof of original purchase and purchase date.
Please have serial number and model number available when calling for service.
Mabe Service is available coast to coast. If further help is
needed concerning this warranty, contact:
Manager, Consumer Relations
Mabe Canada Inc., Consumer Service
1 Factory Lane, Suite 310
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9M3
1.800.561.3344
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
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Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment:
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you require service.
Our service number is
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(800.432.2737).
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It will help you
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appliance properly.
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to ensure that your product is registered, or register
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you Service Protection Plus ™—comprehensive protection on your appliances.*
Benefits Include:
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With Service Protection Plus you can expect:
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• Service coverage for most major brands
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or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at ge.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737). Please have serial number and model number
available when calling for service.
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GE Will Replace:
Safety Instructions
Refrigerator Warranty. (For customers in the United States)
GE and GE PROFILE MODELS:
Any part of the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and
related service to replace the defective part.
Thirty Days
(Water filter, if included)
From the original
purchase date of
the refrigerator
Any part of the water filter cartridge which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited thirty-day warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, a replacement water
filter cartridge.
Operating Instructions
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
GE PROFILE MODELS ONLY:
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 limited five-year sealed refrigerating system warranty, GE will also provide,
free of charge, all labor and related service to replace the defective part in the sealed
refrigerating system.
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
■ Replacement of the light bulbs, if included, or water filter
cartridge, if included, other than as noted above.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this
Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your
legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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Consumer Support
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home
use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available,
you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service
location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Loss of food due to spoilage.
■ Replacement of the water filter cartridge, if included,
due to water pressure that is outside the specified
operating range or due to excessive sediment in the
water supply.
Installation Instructions
Five Years
(GE Profile models only)
From the date of the
original purchase
Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
ge.com
In the U.S.: www.Hotpoint.com
Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day,
any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals,
order parts, or even schedule service on-line. In Canada: www.geappliances.ca
Schedule Service
ge.com
In the U.S.: www.Hotpoint.com
Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at your
convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal business hours.
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344
Real Life Design Studio
In the U.S.: ge.com
GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by people of all
ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and mental abilities and
impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas for people with
disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call 800.TDD.GEAC (800.833.4322).
In Canada, contact: Manager, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane
Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Extended Warranties
In the U.S.: ge.com
Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still
in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 1.888.261.2133 during normal business hours. GE Consumer
Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories
ge.com
In the U.S.: www.Hotpoint.com
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes
(VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at
1.800.661.1616 during normal business hours.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally should be
referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.
Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe service center, or call 1.800.661.1616.
Contact Us
ge.com
In the U.S.: www.Hotpoint.com
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
In Canada: www.geappliances.ca, or write to: Director, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane
Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Register Your Appliance
ge.com
In the U.S.: www.Hotpoint.com
Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for
enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.
You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.
In Canada: www.geappliances.ca
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