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Refrigerators
Top-Freezer
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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
Refrigerator Warranty . . . . . . . . . . 19
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.
197D8622P001 49-60655-2 11-11 GE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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.
If the refrigerator has a lock make it unusable
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
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.
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 ÉtatsUnis) 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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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:
This refrigerator must be properly installed
and located in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used.
Do not attempt to or 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.
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.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and making
repairs.
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.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
Turning the temperature control to the OFF position does
not remove power to the light circuit.
Do not refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed completely.
Do not allow children to play with refrigerator or
tamper with controls.
Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, the
refrigerator should be unplugged in order to avoid
contact with a live wire filament. (A burned-out light may
break when being replaced.)
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.
MESURES DE SÉCURITÉ
Lorsque vous utilisez un appareil électrique, observez toujours les mesures de sécurité de base,
y compris les suivantes.
Installez le réfrigérateur conformément aux directives
d’installation avant de l’utiliser.
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.
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.
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.
Débranchez votre réfrigérateur avant de le nettoyer ou
de le réparer.
Si votre réfrigérateur est doté d’une machine à glaçons
automatique évitez le contact avec les 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.
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.
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.
Le réfrigérateur doit être débranché avant de remplacer
l'ampoule afin d'éviter tout contact avec un fil de câble
sous tension.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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 3prong (grounding) wall outlet to minimize the possibility of
electric shock hazard from this appliance.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is
your personal responsibility and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual electrical outlet which has a voltage, wattage
and frequency that match the rating plate.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fire
hazard from overheated wires.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight out from the
outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords that have
become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or
at either end.
When moving the refrigerator away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
MESURES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES.
LISEZ D’ABORD TOUTES LES DIRECTIVES.
AVERTISSEMENT!
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.
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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About the temperature control dial.
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Turning the dial to 0/ Off stops cooling in both compartments—fresh food and freezer. It does not shut off power to the refrigerator.
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Recommened
factory setting
Coldest setting
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Temperature Control Dial (on some models)
The temperature control dial adjust refrigerator from warmest to coldest.
The recommended factory setting is shown in illustration to the left. For colder
temperature turn dial clockwise toward snowflake. For warmer temperature turn
dial counter clockwise away from snowflake. allow 24 hours for adjustment.
Warmest setting
About the fresh food compartment shelves.
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
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.
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.
Full-Width Shelves
Lift rear
Pull forward
To remove the full-width shelves
Some models have 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.
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.
Lift rear
Pull forward and down
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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About the freezer compartment shelves.
Step Shelf (on some models)
To remove the step shelf:
Lift left side of shelf slightly.
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2
3
right side of shelf, move shelf to
1
3 Lower
the right and take it out.
shelf to the left to free its right ends
2 Move
from holes in the cabinet wall.
To replace the step shelf:
shelf tilted as shown, fit left ends of
1 With
shelf into holes in cabinet wall.
About the storage drawers.
Not all features are on all models.
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
The snacks drawer can be moved to the
most useful location for your family’s
needs.
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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 storage drawer and cover removal.
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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
Drawers can be removed easily by grasping the sides and lifting up slightly while pulling drawers
past the stop location.
Full-Width Drawer with
Plastic Cover
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.
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.
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1
Reach in, push the front of glass cover up,
2 and at the same time, pull it forward as 2
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.
There are 2 types of icemakers:
Icemaker
ON
OFF
Feeler Arm
Power Switch
Power switch model
Feeler Arm in
the ON (down)
position
Feeler arm model
Feeler Arm in
the STOP
(up) position
Automatic Icemaker (on some models)
The icemaker will produce approximately 70-100
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, set the
switch to OFF or move the feeler arm to the
STOP (up) position.
When the refrigerator has been connected to
the water supply, set the switch to the ON
position or 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.
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
your model.
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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.
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 OFF 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
OFF 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, or move
the switch to the OFF position on the slide switch model
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.
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 OFF. 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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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
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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.
•
IMPORTANT – Save these instructions for
local inspector’s use.
•
IMPORTANT – Observe all governing
•
Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
•
Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions
• Sides 3/4” (19 mm)
• Top 1” (25 mm)
• Back 2” (50 mm)
codes and ordinances.
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instructions with the Consumer.
ROLLERS AND LEVELING LEGS
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.
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 GEAppliances.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)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available
in the following lengths:
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).
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 switch is set to OFF or the feeler arm
in the STOP (up) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas whe re
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 selfpiercing 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 (CONT.)
7 CONNECT THE TUBING
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 0N 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).
Power
switch
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
ON
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
OFF
SmartConnect™
Tubing
Reattach the access cover.
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Installation Instructions
2 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
2 REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR
IMPORTANT NOTES
2.1Tape 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.
2.2With a 5/16” hex-head socket driver, remove the
screws that hold the top hinge to the cabinet.
2.3Lift 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
2.4Remove 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
2.5Set the door on a non-scratching surface with the
outside up.
1 BEFORE YOU START
2.6Transfer the 2 screws from the opposite side of the
cabinet to the screw holes vacated by the top hinge
removal.
1.1Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical
outlet.
1.2Empty 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
3.5Transfer the two screws from the opposite side of the
cabinet to the screw holes vacated by the center hinge
removal.
3.1Tape the door shut with masking tape.
3.6Transfer the washer (if your model has one) to the
opposite side.
3.2Using 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.
3.7Take 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
3.3Remove 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
3.4Set 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.)
4.2Interchange hinge and screws at top right with screws at
top left of cabinet. Do not tighten screws on hinge
side at this time.
5.1.3 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.
5.1.4 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.
To reattach the
handle on the
opposite side.
Plug Button
5 REVERSING THE DOOR HANDLES
5.2 Transfer door stop
5.1 Transfer fresh food door handle
5.2.1 Move the 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.
Plastic Door Stop
Right Side
Left Side
Top
5.2.2 Move the metal door stop from the right side to
the left side and transfer the screw to the
opposite side of the door.
Plug
5.1.2 Remove the handle.
Left Side
Metal Door Stop
Right Side
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.
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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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Normal operating sounds.
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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
HUMMM...
WHOOSH...
You may hear the fans spinning at
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.
high speeds.
This happens when the refrigerator is
first plugged in, when the doors are
opened frequently or when
a large amount of food is added to the refrigerator or
freezer compartments. The fans are helping to maintain
the correct temperatures.
You may hear a whooshing sound when the doors close.
This is due to pressure equalizing within the refrigerator.
WATER SOUNDS
CLICKS, POPS,
CRACKS and CHIRPS
The flow of refrigerant through the freezer cooling coils may
make a gurgling noise like boiling water.
You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the
refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the
refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
Water dropping on the defrost heater can cause a sizzling,
popping or buzzing sound during the defrost cycle.
The compressor may cause a clicking or chirping sound
A water dripping noise may occur during the defrost cycle as ice
when attempting to restart (this could take
up to 5 minutes).
melts from the evaporator and flows into the drain pan.
Closing the door may cause a gurgling sound due to
Expansion and contraction of cooling coils during and after
pressure equalization.
defrost can cause a cracking or popping sound.
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
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Refrigerator does not
operate
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Temperature control dial
in OFF 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.
Roller screws or leveling legs
need adjusting.
Temperature control dial
not set cold enough.
Warm weather or frequent
door openings.
Door left open.
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
• Set the temperature control dial one step colder.
See About the temperature control dial.
• 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.
Vibration or rattling (slight
vibration is normal)
Fresh food or freezer
compartment too warm
• See Rollers and Leveling Legs.
• See About the temperature control dial.
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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.
Frost or ice crystals
on frozen food
(frost within package
is normal)
Automatic icemaker
does not work
(on some models)
Frequent “buzzing” sound
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
re opened)
Refrigerator has odor
Icemaker is not on.
• See About the temperature control dial.
• See Care and cleaning.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
• Move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position,
or move the power switch to the ON position
• See Installing the water line.
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.
Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely
cool down.
Level cubes by hand.
Move the feeler arm to the STOP (up) position, or move
the power switch to the OFF 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.
Refrigerator Warranty. (For customers in the United States)
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at GEAppliances.com, or call
800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). Please have serial number and model
number available when calling for service.
For The Period Of:
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
GE Will Replace:
GE and GE PROFILE MODELS:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During 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.
GE PROFILE MODELS ONLY:
Five Years
(GE Profile models only)
From the date of the
original purchase
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.
Loss of food due to spoilage.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.
Damage caused after delivery.
Products which are not defective, broken or which are
working as described in the Owner’s manual.
Replacement of the water filter cartridge, if included,
due to water pressure that is outside the specified
operating range or due to excessive sediment in the
water supply.
Replacement of the light bulbs, if included, or water filter
cartridge, if included, other than as noted above.
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
Product not accessible to provide required service.
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.
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.
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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order parts, or even schedule service on-line. In Canada: www.geappliances.ca
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Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at your
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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
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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
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Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes (VISA,
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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.
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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
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