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GE CTX19MACWW Use and Care Manual
Conkns
ApplianceRegistration
BaseGrille
CIeaning
EnergySaverSwitch
Energy-SavingTips
FoodStorageSuggestions
StorageTimes
Icemaker
IcemakerAccessoryKit
Ice Trays
Installation
AdapterPlug
AdjustableRoIlers
Clearances
2
4
12
5
2
6,8
6
10,11
15
11
SafetyInstructions
Shelves
13,14
15
3
7
Useand
careof
models
flx18
8-10
StorageDrawers
Drawer& CoverRemoval 8-10
flxH18
TemperatureControls
Vacation& MovingTips
Uxly
5
12
Warranty
BackCover
WaterFilterAccessory
15
3,4
4
4
4
ElectricalRequirements
ExtensionCord
3,4
4
Grounding
Location
3,4
4
LightBulbReplacement
Modeland SerialNumbers
ProblemSolver
RepairService
12
2
GE Answercenter@
800.626.2000
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Enew -saving
Helpw helpyou..e
Readthk bookCarefully.
It is intendedto helpyouoperate
andmaintainyournewrefrigerator
properly.
Keepit handyforanswersto your
questions.
If youdon’tunderstandsomething
or needmorehelp,write(include
yourphonenumber):
ConsumerAffairs
Hotpoint
AppliancePark
Louisville,KY40225
writedownthe model
andserialnumbers.
You’llseethemon a labelon the
leftside,nearthetop ofthefresh
foodcompartment.
Thesenumbersare alsoon the
ConsumerProductOwnership
RegistrationCardthatcamewith
yourrefrigerator.
Beforesendingin theregistration
card, pleasewritethesenumbers
here:
ModelNumber
Serial Number
Usethesenumbersin any
correspondenceor servicecalls
concerningyourrefrigerator.
If you receiveda damaged
refrigerator,immediatelycontact
the dealer(or builder)thatsoldyou
the refrigerator.
Save time and money.
Before you request sertice,
checktheProblemSolveronpages
13and 14.It listscausesofminor
operatingproblemsthat YOU can
correctyourself.
tips
@Locationofyourrefrigeratoris
important.Avoidlocatingit nextto
yourrange,a heatingventtirwhere@
thesunwillshinedirectlyon it.
@Don’topenthedoorsmoreoften
thannecessary.
*Closethedoorsassoonaspossible,
particularlyin hot, humidweather.
e KeepEnergy saver switchin the
Iefi positionunlessmoistureforms
on thecabinetsurfacebetweenthe
doors.
@13esurethedoorsareclosed
tightly.Beforeleavingthehouse
or retiringfor thenight,checkto
be surethedoorshaven’tbeenlefi
openaccidentally.
~Storeonlythosefoodsrequiring
refrigerationinyourrefrigerator.
~Wipemoisturefrombottlesand
cartonsbeforeputtingthem.in the
refrigerator.
* Keepfoodscoveredto reduce
moisturebuildupinsidethe
refrigerator.
~If youturnthe controlsto the
coldestpositionfor quickchilling
or freezing,be sureto turn them
backto regularsettings.
@Don’tovercrowd
yourrefrigerator.
Overcrowdingcan requireextra
electricalenergyto keepeverything
cool*
.-
~~&When
usingthis
appliance,alwaysexercisebasic
safetyprecautions,includingthe
following:
* If your refrigeratorhas an
ieemaker,do not p~acefingers or
hm& on the automaticicemahg
meehanism while the refrigerator
is p~uggedin. Thiswillhelp
e use
this apptianceonly fOri6
intendedpurpose as describedin
protectyoufrompossibleinjury.It
willalsopreventinterferencewith
themovingpartsoftheejectox
mechanism,or withtheheating
elementthatreleasesthe cubes.
@Whenmom yom refrigerator
thisUseandCareBook.
~ This refrigeratormust be
properlyins~lled in accordance
with the Imtillation Instructions
beforeit is used. See grounding
awayhm thewaM,becarefd notto
ro~overor *age thepwer cord.
~ Wxl’t~
bz’en fWtich
havethawed completely. The
instructionsbelowandonpage4.
@Nevermplug yom refrigerator
by putiingon the ~wer cord.
Alwaysgripplugfitiy andpu~
straightoutfromtheoutlet.
UnitedStatesDepartmentof
AgricultureinHomeandGarden
BulletinNo. 69 says:
“.. .Youmaysafelyrefreezefrozen
foodsthathavethawedif theystill
containice crystalsor if theyare
stillcold—below40”F.
“.. .Thawedgroundmeats,poultry
or fishthathaveizn}~
off-odoror
off-colorshouldnotbe refrozenand
shouldnotbe eaten.Thawedice
creamshouldbe discarded.If the
odoror colorofanyfoodis pooror
questionable,getrid ofit. Thefood
maybe dangerousto eat.
“Evenpartialthawingandrefreezing
reducethe eatingqualityof foods,
particularlyfruits,vegetablesand
@Repairor replaceirnmediaWly
M
el=tric service eor~ that have
become frayedor otherwise
damaged. Do notusea cordthat
—
—
showscracksor abrasiondamage
alongitslengthor at eithertheplug
or connectorend.
sbnd or hang on the sheives in the refrigerator. Theycould
damagetherefrigeratorand
seriouslyinjurethemselves.
@After your refrigeratoris in
operation, do not to~ch the Cold
smfaces, patiicularly when l~ands
ar~ damp or wet. Skinmayadhere
to theseextremelycoldsurfaces.
How toconnect
electricity
Thepowercordof this appliance
is equippedwitha three-prong
(grounding)plugwhichmateswith
a stfindardthree-prong(groundi]]g)
—
,.—.+
; walloutlet(Fig. 1)to minimizetile
-)
-;
.,-.—-/
.. !Jossibilitvof electricshockhazard
preparedfoods.Theeatingquality
of redmeatsis affectedlessthan
thatofmanyotherfoods.Use
refrozenfoodsassoonaspossibletO
saveas muchoftheireatingquality
as youcan:’
‘*If your old refrigeratoris still
mound the howe but not in use,
be sure to removethe doors. This
willreducethepossibilityof
dangerto children.
~ Unplug your refrigerator:
A. Beforemakinganyrepairs.
Note:Westronglyrecommend
thatanyservicingbe petiormed
bya qualifiedindividud.
B. Beforecleaning.
C. Beforereplacinga burned-out
lightbulb,therefrigeratorshould
be unpluggedin orderto avoid
contactwithalive wirefilament.
(Aburned-outlightbulbmay
breakwhenbeingrepiaced.)
Note:~rning controlto OFF
positiondoesnotremovepower
to thelightcircuit.
SAW TmE
mSTRUCTIONS
Wherea standardtwo-prongwall
outletis encountered,it is your
personalresponsibilityand
obligationto haveit replacedwith
a properlygroundedthree-prong
walloutlet.
I
PREFERRED
METHOD
liSURE PROPER
GROUND
EXISTS
BEFORE
USE
Fig. 1
Havewalloutletandcircuitchecked
bya qualifiedelectricianto make
3
TEE PO-WERCORD.
W~tiO~Requimmenk
(cOntinuW)–WOmmTOs.
use
ofa&pkr
pl~
Becauseofpotentialsafetyhazards
undercertainconditions,
westrongly
plug.Howev;r,if youstillelectto useanadapter,wherelocal
codespermit,a TEMPORARY
CONNE~ION maybemadeto a
properlygroundedtwo-prongwall
outletbyuseofa ULlistedadapter
(Fig.2) availableat mostlocal
hardwarestores.
typeapplianceextension
cordhaving
a groundingtypeplugandoutlet
andthattheelectricalratingofthe
cordbe 15amperes(minimum)and
120volts.
The refr~embr should
always be plu~ed inh ifi own
individml electrical
outlet—
(115volt,60 Hertz, or 100volt,
50 Hertz, singlephaseAC).Thisis
recommendedforbestperformance
andto preventoverloadinghouse
wiringcircuits,whichcouldcausea
firehazardfromoverheatingwires.
Ple~se R~~~ C~~~~MYe
mm
=
Rollerslhve ‘
Somemodelshaveadjushble
rollem thatenableyouto move
a
therefrigeratorawayfromthewall
forcleaning;othermodelshave
adjustable.levelingBegs.Rollersor
legsshouldbe setsotherefrigerator
is firmlypositionedonthefloor
andthefrontis raisedjust enough
thatthedoorscloseeasilywhen
openedabouthalfway.
Refrigemtorlocation
Install the refrigeratoron a floor
Thelargerslotin theadaptermust
be align-d
withthelarger;lotin the
walloutiettoprovideproperpolarity
in theconnectionofthepowercord.
CA~lON: Attachingan adapter
groundterminalto the walloutlet
coverscrewdoesnotgroundthe
applianceunlessthe coverscrew
is metal,andnotinsulated,and
thewalloutletis groundedthrough
thehousewiring.-Youshouldhave
circuitchecked~y a qualified
electricianto m&e suretheoutlet
is properlygrounded.
when disconnwting the power
cord fmm the a&pter9 alwayshold
theadapterwithonehand.If this
is notdone,theadapterground
terminalis verylik~lyto-break
withrepeateduse.
should tile adapter ground
terminalbd,
Do Nm USE the
appl;ance until & proper ground
has again
been esmbiished.
Becauseofpotentid safetyhazards
undercertainconditions,we
stronglyrecommendagainstthe
useof an extensioncord. However,
~f y~~~ti~~
ele~tto use an extension
cord, it is absolutelynecessarytl~at
it be a UL listed3-wiregrolln.dillg
strong enough to support it when
it is fully loaded.
Do not installrefrigeratorwhere
temperature wi~lgo below 60°F.
becauseit willnotrunofienenough
to maintainpropertemperatures.
AlsoseeEnergy-Saving
Tips
regardinglocation.
Cleamnees
Ailow the folIowingclearances
for easeof installationandproper
air circulation:
Sides,3/4” Top,1“ Back,1/2”
If Model~X19 is tobe installed
againsta wallon thehingeside,
allow1Yl”fordoorclearance.
i
LevelingLeg I
Turnthetwofrontrolleradjusting
screwsOi fourcornerlevelinglegs
clockwise to r~se the refrigerator,
countercloektise to lower it.
Whenadjustingroflersor leveling
legsfor properdoorclosure,we
recommendthatthebottomfront
edgeofthecabinetbe approtiately
~/.411
fromthe floor.
If your refrigeratorhas a bme
grille, youcanturn theadjusting
screwsthroughopeningsin the@e.
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—
(onmodelsso equipped)
Youwillneedto connectyour
icemakerto a coldwaterline. A
watersupplykit containingcopper
tubing,shut-offvalve,fittingsand
instructionsis availableat extra
costfromyourdealer.
Considerprovidinga watersupply
to the refrigeratorlocation.It will
simplifyconnectionof an optional
automaticicemakershouldyou
wish to installoneat a laterdate.
If you would rather remove the
base grille, graspthebottomof the
grilleandpullit out.
To replace the basegrille,li~~up
theclipson the back of the grille
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r
-
: ~‘~
with the openingsin tt]ebaseplate ‘--’
and pushthe grilleforwarduntilit
snapsintoplace.
Opmting YourRefrigemtir
Yourrefrigeratorhastwocontrols
thatletyouregulatethetemperature
0 inthefreshfoodandfreezer
compartments.
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9
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E
INITIAL SETTING
COLDEST
C
E
FREEZER
D
temperatureyou set.
c
If you turnyourhomehold
B
thermostatbelow60°F.atnight
A
. . .youmaywantto turnthelettered
controlonestepcolder,as from“C”
to “D~’Coolertemperaturesin the
housemaycausethecompressorto
operatelessfrequently,thusallowing
the freezercompartmentto warm
somewhat.Toprotectyourfrozen
foodsupply,leaveyourlettered
settingat thiscoldersettingforthe
entirewinteror forwhateverperiod
of timeyouare turningdownyour
thermostat.Thisis especially
importantwhenthethermostatis
turneddownform extendedperiod.
Thischangeshouldhaveno effect
on yourfreshfoodcompartment.
However,if freezingoccurs,turn
the numberedcontrolonestep
warmer,as from “5” to “4:’
Whenyoustopturningthe
thermostatdown,turntemperature
controlsbackto theirregularsettings.
Thefreezercontrolhas settings
from“A”(thewamest) to “E” (the
coldest).Ihitiaily set the freezer
controi at “C?’
—
cream test for the
Usethe ice
freezercompartment. Place a
containeroficecreaminthecenter
ofthefreezercompartment.Check
it afiera day.If it’stoohardor too
sofi,adjustthetemperaturecontio~s.
Alwaysallow 24 hours for
the refrigeratorto reach the
5
INITIAL SETTING
9
COLDEST
FRESHFOOD
—
Thefreshfoodcontrolhas settings
from “l” (thewarmest)to “9” (the
coldest)and “OFF.”~~itiallys;t
the fresh food control at “5:’
Forcolderor warmertemperatures,
adjustthe desiredcompartment
controlonenumberat a time.
IMPORTANR When initially
*tikg Contmkyor adjmth]gthem9
aiiow 24 hours for te~nperatures
to shbilize, or even out.
Note: mrning the fresh food
control to OFB position stops
cm~ingin BmH Qompartnlenw—
fresh food ANDfreezer—but
does motshut off power to
refrigerator.
flow to testtempemtnres
usethennilk
test
fortile
freshfood
COEEBpj3rtnIfnta
Placea container of
:~~i]l<
OHthe top shelf in [hefresh
foodcompartrncnt.Checkit a day
Ene~y saver
Swikh
The EnergySaverSwitchis located
on thetemperaturecontrolpanel.
ENERGYSAVER
l%]
SET }iEREIF MOISTURE APPEARSON EXTERIOR-
R
To reduce the amount
of
electricity required tooperate
your refrigerator,
push switch
totile left position.
This turnsoff heatersin your
refrigeratorthat preventmoisture
fro~n“for~ning
on the outside.
5
Withtheheatersturnedoff, there
is a chancethatmoisturemayform
on thecabinetsurfacebetweenthe
doors,especitiywhentie weatheris
humid.The humidityis mostlikely
tobehighin thesummer,in the
earlymorninghours,andin homes
whichare notair conditioned.
Overanextendedperiodoftime,
moisturethatformson theoutside
maycausedeteriorationofthepaint
tish. It W~beimportanttopro~t
theftish byusingappliancepolish
waxasdescribedonpage12.
ENERGYSAVER
c1
SETHEREIF MOISTUREAPPEARSON EXTERIOR--
,’
Al
men tie
EnergySaver$wikh
electricity
flowsthroughthelowwattageheater
whichwarmsthecabinetsurface
betweenthedoorsand,undermost
conditions,preventstheforming
ofmoistureor waterdroplets.
is pmhd to the *t,
NoDeIt is notnecessarytodefrostthe
tizer or freshf~ compartments.
Althoughyourrefrigeratoris
designedandequippedto defrost
itselfautornaticdly,somefrost
on packagesis normal.
FoodStoqe Suwestiom
Eatio~quality
drops
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
aftertimeshown
35° ;:O”F,
‘T
00F.
FreshMeats
Roasts(Beef& Lamb) . . . . . . .
Roasts(Pork&Veal) . . . . . . . .
Steaks(Beef) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chops(Lamb) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chops(Pork) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ground&Stew Meats . . . . . . .
VarietyMeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sausage(Pork) . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 to 5
3 to 5
3t05
3t05
3t05
1 to 2
lto2
lto2
6 to 12
4t08
6 to 12
6t09
3t04
3t04
3t04
lto2
Pfocessed
~~~!S
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Frankfurters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ham(Whole) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ham(Half) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3t05
Ham(Slices) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
LuncheonMeats . . . . . . . . . . . 3t05
Sausage(Smoked) . . . . . . . . . 7
Sausage(Dry &Semi-Dry) . . . . 14to 21
1
l/~
lto2
lto2
lto2
Freezing
notrecommended.
cooked
Meats
CookedMeats and
Meat Dishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3t04
Gravy&Meat Broth . . . . . . . . . lto2
2t03
2t03
Poti!try
Fresh
Chicken&Turkey (Whole) . . . .
Chicken(Pieces) . . . . . . . . . . .
Turkey(Pieces). . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duck &Goose (Whole). . . . . . .
Giblets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 to 2
lto2
lto2
1 to 2
lto2
12
1 to 2
3 to 4
3 to 4
3t04
6
1
4t06
4
:
6
3
CookedPOU!tW
Pieces(Coveredwith Broth). . .
Pieces(Not Covered). . . . . . . .
CookedPoultry Dishes. . . . . . .
FriedChicken.......,...,..
(~th~~fh~~ fOPf?l~~~S& ~OU!~~) FREEZER
Most fruits and vegetables . . . . . ... ,,8-12 months
Leanfish, . . . . . . . . ..6.8 months. . . ..6-8months
Fattyfish, rolls and breads,
soups, stew, casseroles . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 months
Cakes,pi~s, sandwiches,
leftovers (cooked),
Ice cream (original carton) . . . . ... . ...1 month max.
Newtechniquesareconstantlybeingdeveloped.
Consultthe Collegeor CountyExtensionService
oryourlocalUtility Companyfor the latest
informationon freezingandstoringfoods.
*L!S.DepartmentofAgriculture
IWcats, fish and poultrypurchased
fromthe store varyin qualityand
age;consequently,safe storage
tfini in your refrigeratorwi[ivary.
‘Tostore IlnfrQzerR
meats9fish ilnd
jlf}agltry;
=Alwaysremovestore wrappings.
~ Rewrapi]lft)ii,inn) or wa:{pai?er
~+efrigcratc immediately.
:IfICl
Tostore cheese,wrapwellwith
waxpaperor aluminumfoil,or put
in a plasticbag.
~Carefillywrapto expelair and
helppreventmold.
-~Storepre-packagedcheesein its
ownwrappingif youwish.
To store vegetables, usethe
vegetabledrawers—they’ve
been
designedtopreservethenatural
moistureandfreshnessofproduce.
~Coveringvegetableswitha moist
towelhelpsmaintaincrispness.
~Asa firther aidto freshness,
pre-packagedvegetablescanbe
storedin theiroriginalwrapping.
Note:Specialfreshfood compa~ent
drawers (onmodels so equipped)
make it unnecessaryto wrapcetiain
foods which they%ebeen designed
topreserve. ~ese drawersare
described on pages 8 and 10.
To store ice cream—Fine-quality
ice cream,withhighcream
content,willnormallyrequire
slightlylowertemperaturesthan
more “airy” already-packaged
brandswithlowcreamcontent.
~Itwillbenecessarytoexperimentto
determinethe freezercompartment
locationandtemperaturecontrol
settingto keepyouricecreamat
the rightservingtemperature.
~Therearofthefreezercompartment
is slightlycolderthanthe front.
mpson freezing
foods
Therearethreeessentialrequirements
for efficienthomefreezing.
1. Initial quality. Freezeonlytopqudityfoods.Freezingretainsquality
andflavor;it cannotimprovequality.
2. Speed. Thequickerfruitsand
vegetablesare frozenafterpicking,
the betterthe frozenproductwill
be. You’llsavetime, too,withless
cullingand sortingtc do.
3. P~opeFI}ae!{aging.Use food
wrapsdesignedespeciallyfor
f~eezing;they’rereadilyavailable
at most foodstores.
6
To freeze meat, fish and poultry,
s
wrapwellin freezer-weight
foil(or
otherheavy-duty
wrappingmaterial)e
formingit carefullyto theshapeof
thecontents.Thisexpelsair.Fold
andcrimpendsofthepackageto
providea good,lastingseal.
Don’trefreezemeatthathas
completelythawed;meat,whether
rawor cooked,canbe frozen
successfullyonlyonce.
Limitfreezingoffresh(unfrozen)
meatsor seafoodsto numberof
poundsat a timeas follows:
ax18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..l5
mXH18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..l5
CrX19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..l6
ForConvenience.
● ●
~Storelikethingstogether.This
savesbothtimeandelectrici~~
becauseyoucanfindfoodsfaster.
~Placetheoldestitemsup frontso
theycanbe usedup promptly.
~Use shelvesor binson thedoor
for mostoftenusedsaucesand
condiments.
~ UsetheMeatDrawer,on models
soequipped,for temporarystorage
of meatsyoudo notfreeze.
---
Tosavemoney inenergy
andfoodcosts
~ Placemostperishableitems,such
as milk, creamor cottagecheese,
towardthe rear ofthe topshelf, as
theywillstaycoldestin thispart
of the freshfoodcompartment.
~ Covermoistfoodswithtightlids,
plasticfilmor foil.
~ Leafvegetablesandfruitsplacedin
drawerswilllastlongerwhenstored
~
,—
in closedplasticcontainersor
ie
wrappedin plasticfilm.
;
.QDo notoverloadyourfreshfood
or freezercompartmentwitha lot
i
~
of warmfoodat once.
~
~
@Openthe doorthe fewesttimes
\possibleto saveelectricale~~ergy.
.-r
a ~fl~n going
out of tOW~ for
,,,
J,:...,-.
—
....-.
severaldays,leaveasfewperishables
L .‘-E
as possiblein the refrigerator.If
t-h ‘“\
your refrigeratorhas an icemake~, ~\
\
movethe icernalcerfeeleranmto
i
the OFF (up)positio~a
and shutoff
[
waterto the refrigerator.
[
ShelfPositiom
=-
Adjushble shelves
Multi-Positionshelves
Snwem
(on models so equipped)
(on models so equipped)
(on models so equip~d)
Toprovideextrastorageflexibility,
somemodelshavea two-position
freezer-compartment
shelfthatcan
beplacedon anothersetof shelf
supports,andsomemodelshave
twoshelvesthatcanbepositioned
at anyoffivelevelsinthefresh
foodcompartment.
Snuggers aredesignedto giveyou
Shelvesin tie freshfoodandfreezer
— compartmentsareadjustable,
enabiingyouto makeefficientshelf
arrangementsto fityourfamily’s
foodstorageneeds.Steelshelves
inthefreezercompartmentin some
modelsareadjustablein thesame
way.
11;1
IIll
storageflexibilityin Ports-Binsand
onyourfreshfooddoorshelves.
Itemssuchas saladdressings,steak
saucesandothercondimen~can
nowbekeptsecurelyagainstthe
doorlinerto helppreventtipping,
spillingor sliding.
Porh-Bim on theDoom
(onmodelssoequip~d)
AdjustablePorts-Binson freshfood
andfreezercompartmentdoorscan
easilybecarrid fromtherefrigerator
to the workarea.
Toremoveshelves:Tiltshelfup at
front,thenliftit up andoutoftracks
on rear wallof refrigerator.
Placeindexfingerandmiddle
fingeron eithersideof thesnugger
nearthefrontandsimplymoveit
backandforthto fit yourneeds.
Toremove:LiftPorts-Binstraight
up untilmountinghooksdisengage.
11411
Toreplace shelves:Selectdesired
shelfheight.Withshelffrontraised
s]ightly,engagetop lugsin tracksat
rear of cabinet.Thenlowerfrontof
shelfuntilit locksintoposition.
Temperedglassshelves(onmodels
so equipped)are adjustablein the
samemanner.
To relocate: Selectdesiredshelf
height,engagePorts-Bin’shooksin
slotson thetracksofthe door,and
push in anddown.Ports-Binwill
hookin place.
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Dmwers
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IFRuit & VegewbleDmwers
Thestoragedrawersat thebottom
ofthefreshfoodcompartmentare
designedto providehighhumidity
levelsrequiredbymostvegetables
andlowerhumiditylevelsrequired
formostfruits.
Whenreplacingthedrawers,
alwayspushthemall thewayin.
Storagetimewilldependuponthe
typeof foodanditsconditionwhen
placedin thedrawers.
Excesswaterwhichmayaccumulate
in thebottomofthedrawersshould
beemptiedandthedrawe~wipeddry.
High-Humidity
High-Humidity Drawer
Low-Humidity Drawer
High-Humidity Drawer
Dmwer
bw-Humidity Dmwer
(on models so equipped)
Thisrefrigerateddraweris designed
to providelowerhumiditystorage
foritemssuchas:
~ Oranges e Squash,
~Apples
summer
~ Peaches
6 Apricots
~
Strawberries
~ Pears
~ Grapes
e Tangerines
~ Mushrooms ~ Raspberries
~ Nectarines
Hddty
Mj*bIe
Dmwem
(on models SQequippd)
Thesedrawershaveindividual,
adjustablehumiditycontrolsthatlet
youregulatetheamountofcoldair
enteringthedrawers.
Low-Humidity Drawer
Dmwerandcover
Removal
Drawerswillstopbeforecomingall
thewayoutoftherefrigerator,to
helppreventcontentsfromspilling
ontofloor.Thesedrawerscanbe
removedeasilybygraspingtie sides
andliftingup slightlywhilepulling
drawerspastthe “stop”location.
Toremovedrawersandtheircover
whenthefreshfoodcompartment
doorcannotbe openedfully,follow
the procedurethatappliesto your
model:
DrawerswithGiassCover
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II
(onmodelssoequipped)
Thisrefrigerateddrawerisdesigned
to keepun}vrappedfoodsfreshby
retainingthenaturalmoisturecontent
of foodssuch as:
~ Plums
@Artichokes ~ Cherries
~ Radishes
~ Asparagus ~ Corn
@Rhubarb
QBeets,topped ~ Currants
~ Blueberries @Greens,leafy @Spinach
~ Tomatoes,
~ Lettuce
~ Carrots
ripe
~ Parsley
* Celefy
g Peas,green
Asin anyrefrigeratedstoragearea,
it is reconlmelldedthat foodswith
strong odors be stored lvrapped—
foodssuchas:
~ Parsnips
QBroccoli ~ Cabbage
~ Brussels
sprouts
@Cauliflower
o GreenOnions
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slide
the control all the wayto
~GH andthedrawerprovideshigh
humi~ty recommendedformost
vegetables.
1. Removethe drawer
farthestfromthedoor.
slide
the control all the ?Vayto
~W to providelowerhumidity
levelsrecommendedformostfruits.
GTurnips
2. Slidethe other
drawerto the middle
and removeit.
Dmwem tith Plmtic cover
Toremovethedrawers,lififrontup
slightiyandpullthedrawerstraight
out.
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2. Putthedrawerslidesbackon
the frame.Theslopedendsrr~ust
beat thefront.
3. Reachin, pushthefrontofthe
glasscoverup and,at thesame
time,pullit forwarduntilit clears
the frameat theback.
Toremovethecover,supportit
withonehand,tiltit andtakeit out.
4. Tiltandremovetheglasscover.
3. Slidethecenterandrightdrawer
slidestowardthemiddleandslide
the l/3-widthdrawerallthe way
intothem.
4. Slidethe l/3-widthdrawerallthe
wayto the right.
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5. Removethe3 drawerslides.
6. Removethedrawerframeas
follows:
~Liftthe frontof the frameto free
it fromthe supportsat eachside.
s Lifithe rear ofthe frameto free
its hooksfromthetrackson the
backwallof therefrigerator.
~Tiltthe frameandtakeit out*
5. Mountthe2/3-widthdrawer
ontothe centerandleftslides.
6. Replacetheglasscover,pushing
itsrear edgefirmlyintothe rear
framechannelandgentlylowering
the frontintoplace.
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If the coversupportat frontcenter,
(on modelsso equipped)becomes
separatedfromthe drawercover,
reinsti tie supportbeforereturning
the coverto the cabinet.
To replace:
1. Fit the hookson the drawer
frameintothe second-from-tiebottomslotson thetracksat the
rear of the refrigeratorandlower
the frontof the frameuntilit locks
intopositionand restson the front
supportsat each side.
ToFeinsmilthe Cover support,
tumthe coverand suppotiupside
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Icemakingwillcontinueuntilthe
feelerarmsensesa sufficient
accumulationof icecubesin the
storagebinandhrdtstheoperation
temporarily.Formaximumice
stor~ge,le~elthestoredcubeswith
yourhandoccasionally.Besure
nothinginterfereswiththeswingof
thefeelerarm.
Theicemakerejectscubesin
groupsofeightandit is normalfor
severalcubesto bejoinedtogether.
e
Once your icemaker is in
operation, throw away the first
few batches of ice cubes. Thiswill
If ice is used infrequently,old
cubeswillbecomecloudyandtaste
stale.Emptyicestoragebin
periodicallyandwashit in
lukewarmwater.
If this is your first icemaker,
you’llhearoccasionalsoundsthat
maybeunfamiliar.Theyarenormal
icemakingsoundsandarenot
causeforconcern.
Icehys
o homewatersupplyis to be off for
severalhours
Qice storagebin is to be removed
fora periodof time
Qgoingawayon vacation,at which
timeyoushouldaiso turn offthe
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Torelocatetheshelf,moveit
sidewaysto freetheendsofthe
shelffromtheholesin thewalls.
Thentiltthe shelfandtakeit out.
Toreinstillthe shelf,first insert
oneendandthentheotherintothe
secondsetof holes.
caution:
Nlove icen]aker feeler arm to
(IFF(up)position
when:
Theshelfinthefreezercompartment
canberelocatedforextrastorage
flexibility.
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flushawayanyimpuritiesin the
waterline.Dot.e samethingafier
vacationsor extendedperiodswhen
iceisn’tused.
Undercertainrare
circumstances,ice cubesmay
bediscolored,usudy appearing
witha green-bluishhue. The
causeofthisunusualdiscolomtion
isapparentlyduetoa combination
of factorssuchas certain
characteristicsof localwaters,
householdplumbingandthe
accumulationof coppersaltsin
an inactivewatersupplyline
whichfeedsthe icemaker.
Continuedconsumptionof such
discoloredice cubesmaybe
injuriousto health. If such
discolorationis observed,
discardthe ice cubesand
contactyourHotpointFactory
ServiceCenteror an authorized
CustomerCare” servicer.
wo”PositionSheifin
Reezercompartment
Ice traysare designedto releaseice
cubeseasily.Holdtrayupsidedownovera containerandtwist
bothendsto releasecubes.
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For onIy one or two ice cubes,
leavethe trayright-sideup, twist
bothendsslightlyandremove
desirednumberof cubes.
wash
ice
trays and
storage bin
in
Iukewarm water only.Do notput
themin an automaticdishwasher.
The dmr handlesand trim
canbe
cleanedwitha clothdampend with
a solutionofrnildliquiddishwashing
detergentandwater.Drywitha soft
cloth.Don’twaxhandlesor trim.
Keep the finish clean. Wipewith
a cleancloth,lightlydampened
withkitchenappliancewaxor mild
liquiddishwashingdetergent.Dry
andpolishwitha clean,softcloth.
Do not wipetherefrigeratorwitha
soileddishwashingclothor wet
towel.Thesewillleavea residuethat
candamagethepaint.Donot use
scouringpads,powderedcleaners,
bleachor cleanerscontaining
bleachbecausetheseproductscan
scratchand weakenthepaintfinish.
W&t the p&t fiik. Thefish
on the outsideof the refrigeratoris
a highquality,baked+npaintftish.
Withproper care, it willstaynewlookingand rust-freeforyears.
Applya coatofkitchen/appliance
waxwhenthe refrigeratoris new,
and thenat 1easttwicea year.
AppliancePolishWax& Cleaner
(Cat. No. WR97X216)is available
froml~otpointAppliance~ Marts.
CIeating-Imide
clean the inside of thefresh food
and freezer
compatimenti at least
oncea year. Unplugrefrigerator
beforecleaning.If thisis notpractical,
wringexcessmoistureoutof sponge
or cloth when cleaningaround
switches,lightsor controls.
Usewarm waterand bakingsoda
solution—abouta tablespoonof
bakingsoda to a quart of water.
Thisboth cleansand neutralizes
odors. Rinsethoroughlywith water
and wipe dry.
Other parts of the refrigerator—
includingdoor gaskets,meatand
vegetab~edrawers,ice storagebi~~
and all plastic parts-can be
cleanedthe same way.Do not use
cleansingpowdersor other
abrasivecleaners.
Tohelppreventodors,leave
an openboxofbakingsodain the
rear oftherefrigerator,on thetop
shelf.Changetheboxeverythree
months.Anopenboxofbaking
sodain thefreezerwillabsorb
stalefreezerodors.
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Betind
refrigembr
Careshouldbe takenin moving
yourrefrigeratorawayfromthe
wall.Alltypesoffloorcoverings
canbe damaged,particularly
cushionedcoveringsandthose
withembossedsurfaces.Pullthe
refrigeratorstraightoutandreturn
it to positionbypushingit straight
in. Movingyourrefrigeratorin a
sidedirectionmayresultin darnage
to yourfloorcoveringor refrigerator.
Condemer
For mostefficientoperation,you
needto keepthe condenserclean.
Turntemperaturecontrolto OFF.
Removethe basegrille,if your
refrigeratorhas one—seepage4.
Sweepawayor vacuumdustthatis
readilyaccessible
on condenser
coils,thenturn
the controlback
on. Thiseasy
cleaningoperation
shouldbe doneat
leastoncea year.
Light btib replacement
S
Alightbdb andsocketarelocatedat
thetopofthefreshfd compartment
oppositethetemperaturecontrol
panel.Toreplacethebulb,unplug
refrigeratorfromitselectricaloutlet,
unscrewbulbwhencool,and
replacewithsimilarsizebulb.
For etiended vacationsor
absences, removefoodandshutoff
powerto therefrigerator.Cleanthe
interiorwithbakingsodasolution
ofonetablespoonofbakingsodato
onequartof water.Wipedry.To
preventodors,leaveopenboxof
bakingsodain refrigerator.Leave
doorsopen.
For shorter vaca$ions9remove
perishablefoodsandleavecontrols
atregularsettings.However,ifroom
temperatureis expectedto drop
below60°F.,fo~owsameinstructions
as for extendedvacations.
If your refrigerator has an
icemaker, movethe icemaker
feelerarm to theOFF (up)position
andbe sureto shutoffthe water
supplyto the refrigerator.
menyoumove
Disconnectthepowercord from
the walloutlet,removeall food,
and cleananddry the interior.
Secure all loose items suclIas
shelvesand storagepansby taping
them securelyin placeto prevent
damage.
Be surethe refrigeratorstays
in an upright positiotz during
actualmovingand in the van. The
refrigeratormustbe securedin the
vm to preventmoveu]ent.Protect
the ou~ide oftl~erefrigerator
witl~a blanket.
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Roblem Solver
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Yourrefrigeratoriswiredforaccurate
electricaldiagnosisinyourhome—takes
onlyminutes~ora servicetechnicianto
checkitsentireelectricalsystem,No
needforthetechniciantomovethe
refrigeratortomakethediagnosis.
PROBLEM
POSS~LE CAUSEANDWMEDY
REFWGERA~R
DOESN~ OPEWTE
s Maybein defrostqcle whenmotordoesnotoperateforabout35 minutes.
~Temperaturecontrolin OFFposition.
isnoton,refrigerator
maynot be pluggedin at wall outlet.
* If in~nor light
s If plugis~~ure~d he ~efrige~torstil]failstOoperate,pluga ~arnpor a small
applianceintothesameoutietto determineif thereis a trippedcircuitbreakeror
burnedoutfise.
M~R OPERATES
FORLONGPEWODS
e M~em
M~R STARTS&
3TOPSFrequently
r~~igerators
withmore storage spaceand a largerfreezercompartment
requiremoreoperatingtime.
~ Normalwhenrefrigeratoris firstdeliveredto yourhome—usuallyrequires24 hours
to completelycooldown.
~Largeamountsoffoodplacedin refrigeratorto be cooledor frozen.
@Hotweather—frequent
dooropenings.
~ Doorlefiopen.
* Temperaturecontrolsare settoocold.Referto page5.
* Grilleandcondenserneedcleaning.Referto pageU.
~ CheckENER~-SAVINGTIPSon page2.
* Temperaturecontrolstartsandstopsmotorto maintaineventemperatures.
* If refrigeratorvibrates,morethanlikelyit is notrestingsolidlyon tie floor.The front
rollerscrewsneedadjusting,or flooris weakor uneven.Referto ROLLERSon page4.
* If dishesvibrateon shelves,try movingthem. Slightvibrationis normal.
OPERATING
SOUNDS
*The highspeedcompressormotorrequiredto maintainnearzero temperaturesin
he largefree~r ~o~parfmentmayp~oducehighersoundlevelsthanyouroldrefrigerator.
~Normalfanair Row—onefanblowscoldair throughthe refrigeratorandfreezer
;ornpartments—
anotherfancoolsthe compressormotor.
~TheseNOWAL soundswilldso be heardfromtimeto time:
~ Defrosttimer switchclicksat defrost.
* Defrostwaterdripping.
~ Temperatureco~ltrolclich ONor OFF.
~ Refrigcra13t
boilingor gurgling.
~ Cr~ckingor poppingof coolingcofiscausal by expansionand contractionduring
deffostand refrigerationfOhOWi~~defrost.
~ Ice cubesd~oppingintotl]ebin and waterrunningin pipesas icemakerrefills+
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLECAUSEAND WmDY
HOTAIRFROM
B~~M OF
REFRIGERA~R
~Normalair flowcoolingmotor.In therefrigerationprocess,it is normalthatheatbe
expelledin theareaundertherefrigerator.Somefloorcoveringswilldiscolorat these
normalandsafeoperatingtemperatures.Yourfloorcoveringsuppliershouldbe
-7
consultedif youobjectto thisdiscoloration.
FRESHFOOD
ORFREEZER
COMPARTMENT
TEMPERATURE
~0 WARM
~Temperaturecontrolnotsetcoldenough.Referto page5.
~W- werither-tiequentdooropenings.
~DoorIefiopenfortoolonga time.
~Packageholdingdooropenor blockingair ductin freezercompartment.
FROSTORICE
CRYSTALS
ON
FROZENFOOD
~Doormayhaveb=n lefiajaror packageholdingdooropen.
s Toofrequentor toolongdooropenings.
~Frostwithinpackageis normal.
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~Icemakerfeelerarm in OFF (up)position.
AU~MATIC
IC.EMAKER
~Watersupplyturnedoffor notconnected.
DOESNOTWORK
(onmodelsso equipped) ~Freezercompartmenttoowarm.
~Cubestoosmall—watershutoffvalveconnectingrefrigeratorto homewaterline
maybeclogged.
SLOWICE CUBE
FREEZING
~Doormayhavebeenlefiajar.
* Turntemperatureof freezercompartmentcolder.
ICE CUBESHAVE
ODOR/TASTE
~Oldcubesneedto be discarded.
~Icestoragebinneedsto be emptiedand washed.
* Unsealedpackagesin refrigeratorand/orfreezercompartmentsmaybe transmitting
odor/tasteto icecubes.
@Interiorof refrigeratorneedscleaning.Referto page 12.
MOISTUREFORMS
ON CABINET
SURFACEBETWEEN
THE DOORS
* Notunusualduringperiodsof highhumidity.
* MoveEnergySaverSwitchto the right.
MOISTURE
COLLECTSINSIDE
REFWGERATOR
HAS ODOR
~
SETHEREIFMOISTUREAnPEARSONEXTERIOR--
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~Toofrequentor too longdooropenings.
1 ~In humidweather,air carries moistureintorefrigeratorwhendoorsare opened.
o Foodswithstrongodorsshouldbe tightlycovered.
I @Checkfor spoiledfood.
QInteriorneedscleallillg.Referto page 12.
~ Defrostwatersystemneedscleaning.
QI<eepopenboxof bakingsodain refrigerator;replaceeverythree months.
IfYouNeedservice
Accessories
.~.
~
AutOmatic
Icemaker
AccessoryKit
(optionalat extracost)
Anautomaticicemakerwill
replacethe iceyouuse...
automatically.
It cankeepyou
suppliedwitha binfulofcubes—
iceforeverything,everybody—
withoutfussor muss.
If yourrefrigeratordidnotcome
alreadyequippedwithan automatic
icemaker,youmayaddone—
contactyourlocalHotpointdealer;
speci&UK-IZT4.A watersupply
kitcontainingcoppertubing,shut-off
valve,fittingsandinstructions
neededto connecttheicemaker
toyourcoldwaterlineis also
availableat extracost.
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The
perfect
Compationto
your autOmatic
icemaker—
a waterfdkr aceessory
Youricecubescanody
be as fresh-tastingasthe
waterthatproduces
them.That’swhyit’sa
goodideato purifyyour
waterwitha WaterFilter.
Itsactivatedcharcoal
removesmusty,stale
odorsandunpleasant
medicinal,meta~ic
tastes.A porousfiber
cartridgecatchesdirt,
rustparticles,sandand
siltwhilespecialcrystals
reducedepositsofhard
scale.
Thewaterfilteris anoptionat
extracostandis availablefromyour
Hotpointdealer.Speci&WR97X214.
It hascompleteinstallation
instructionsandinstallsin minutes
on 1/4”OD copperwaterline.
Toobtainservice,seeyourwarranty
onthebackpageofthisbook.
We’reproudofour serviceand
wantyouto bepleased.If for some
reasonyouarenothappywiththe
serviceyoureceive,herearethree
stepsto followforfurtherhelp.
FIRST,contactthepeoplewho
servicedyourappliance.Explain
whyyouarenotpleased.Inmost
cases,thiswillsolvetheproblem.
NEXT,if youare stillnotpleased,
writeallthedetails-including
yourphonenumber—to:
Manager,ConsumerRelations
Hotpoint
AppliancePark
Louisville,Kentucky40225
F~ALLY, if yourproblemis still
notresolved,write:
MajorAppliance
ConsumerActionPanel
20 NorthWackerDrive
Chicago,Ulinois60606
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YOURHmPo!NT REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
Saveproof of original purchase date such as your sales slip or cance[led check to establish warranty period.
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WHAT!s COVERED
FULL ONE-YEARWARRANTY
For one year from date of original
purchase,we will provide,free of
charge, parts and service labor
in your home to repair or replace
anypati of the refrigeratorthat
fails because of a manufacturing
defect.
FULL FIVE-YEARWARRANTY
Forfive years from date of original
purchase,we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor in
your home to repair or replace any
pati of the sealed refrigerating
system(the compressor,
condenser,evaporatorand all
connecting tubing) that fails
because of a manufacturing
defect.
WHATIs NOT COVERED oservice
trips
‘0your
‘ome‘0
teach you how to use the product.
Read your Use and Care materia
If you then have any questions
about operating the product,
please contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
GE Answer CenteF
800.626.2000
consumer information service
This warranty is extendedto
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinary home use
in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii
and Washington, D.C.In Alaskathe
warranty is the same exceptthat it is
LIMITED because you must pay to
ship the product to the service shop
or for the service technician’s travel
costs to your home.
All warranty service will be provided
by our FactoryService Centers or
by our authorized Customer Care@
servicers during normal working
hours.
Look in the White or YellowPages
of your telephone directory for
HOTPOINT FACTORYSERVICE,
GENERAL ELECTRIC-tiOTPOINT
FACTORYSERVICE or HOTPOINT
CUSTOMERCARE@SERVICE.
~ Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
■
@Failure of the product if it is used
for other than its intended purpose
or used commercially.
~ Damage to product caused
by accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
WARRANTORIS NOTRESPONSIBLE
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
~ Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer.
You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, plumbing and
other connecting facilities.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may aiso have other rights which vary from state to state.
Toknow what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office o’ryour state’s Attorney General,
Wa~~a~~O~: ~~~~~al
Electric Company
!f futiher help is needed concerning this warmnty, wriie:
Manager–ConsumeF Atiaif3, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
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