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GE AEE08AK Use and Care Manual
Room
Air Conditioners
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . .2, 3
Operating Instructions . . . . . .4, 5
Care and Cleaning
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Grille and Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Outdoor Coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Owner’s Manual and
Installation Instructions
AEE08
AEE12
Installation Instructions
Through-the-Wall
Installation—Optional . . . . . . . .12
Window Installation . . . . . . . .7–11
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . .13–14
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . . .16
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model # __________________________
Serial # __________________________
Find these numbers on a label on the
side of the air conditioner.
49-7569-1
12-07 JR
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, electric shock
or personal injury.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
■ Use this appliance only for its intended
purpose as described in this Owner’s
Manual.
■ If the receptacle does not match the plug,
the receptacle must be changed out by a
qualified electrician.
■ This air conditioner must be properly
installed in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used.
■ Turn the unit OFF and unplug your air
conditioner before making any repairs
or cleaning.
■ Never unplug your air conditioner by pulling
on the power cord. Always grip plug firmly
and pull straight out from the receptacle.
Installation Instructions
■ Replace immediately all electric service
cords that have become frayed or otherwise
damaged. A damaged power supply cord
must be replaced with a new power supply
cord obtained from the manufacturer and
not repaired. Do not use a cord that shows
cracks or abrasion damage along its length
or at either the plug or connector end.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing
be performed by a qualified individual.
■ For your safety…do not store or use
combustible materials, gasoline or other
flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
■ All air conditioners contain refrigerants,
which under federal law must be removed
prior to product disposal. If you are getting
rid of an old product with refrigerants, check
with the company handling disposal about
what to do.
HOW TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
DO NOT use an adapter plug with this appliance.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped
with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates
with a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall
outlet to minimize the possibility of electric
shock hazard from this appliance.
Consumer Support
Power cord includes a current interrupter
device. A test and reset button is provided on
the plug case. The device should be tested on a
periodic basis by first pressing the TEST button
and then the RESET button. If the TEST button
does not trip or if the RESET button will not
stay engaged, discontinue use of the air
conditioner and contact a qualified service
technician.
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Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a
qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is
properly grounded.
Where a 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 air conditioner should always be
plugged into its own individual electrical
outlet which has a voltage rating that matches
the rating plate.
This provides the best performance and also
prevents overloading house wiring circuits
which could cause a fire hazard from
overheated wires.
See the Installation Instructions, Electrical
Requirements section for specific electrical
connection requirements.
WARNING!
EXTENSION CORDS—115-Volt models only
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
CAUTION:
conditions, we strongly recommend against the
use of an extension cord.
Operating Instructions
However, if you must use an extension cord,
it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL-listed,
14 gauge, 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 125 volts.
DO NOT use an extension cord with any of the
230/208 volt models.
Safety Instructions
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Installation Instructions
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
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Features and appearance will vary.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
About the controls on the air conditioner.
TEMP CONTROL
MODE CONTROL
Installation Instructions
Controls
Temp Control
Mode Control
The temp control is used to maintain the
room temperature. The compressor will
cycle on and off to keep the room at the
same level of comfort. Turn the knob
clockwise to Cooler (blue) and the indoor
air will become cooler. Turn the knob
counterclockwise to Warmer (red) and
the indoor air will become warmer.
Hi Cool and Low Cool provide cooling with
different fan speeds.
Hi Heat and Low Heat provide heating with
different fan speeds.
Fan Only setting provides air circulation
and filtering without cooling or heating.
NOTE: If you move the mode control from a
cool setting to Off, a fan setting or a heat
setting, wait at least 3 minutes before switching
back to a cool setting.
Troubleshooting Tips
Cooling Descriptions
For Normal Cooling—Select Hi Cool
or Low Cool with the temp control at
midpoint.
For Maximum Cooling—Select Hi Cool with
the temp control turned clockwise as far
as possible.
For Quieter & Nighttime Cooling—Select Low
Cool with the temp control at midpoint.
Heating Descriptions
Consumer Support
For Normal Heating—Select Hi Heat
or Low Heat with the temp control at
midpoint.
For Maximum Heating—Select Hi Heat with
the temp control turned counterclockwise
as far as possible.
For Quieter & Nighttime Heating—Select Low
Heat with the temp control at midpoint.
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Additional important information.
Air Direction
Use the lever to adjust the air direction left and
right only.
Fingertip pressure on the horizontal louvers
adjusts the air direction up or down.
Operating Instructions
Care and cleaning of the air conditioner.
Grille and Case
Turn the air conditioner off and remove the plug
from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Safety Instructions
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To clean, use water and a mild detergent.
Do not use bleach or abrasives.
Air Filter
Installation Instructions
The air filter behind the front grille should be
checked and cleaned at least every 30 days or
more often if necessary.
To remove:
Push on one side of the filter edge and pull it out
the other side.
Clean the filter with warm, soapy water. Rinse and
let the filter dry before replacing it. Do not clean
the filter in a dishwasher.
CAUTION:
Troubleshooting Tips
DO NOT operate the air conditioner
without a filter because dirt and lint will clog
it and reduce performance.
Outdoor Coils
The coils on the outdoor side of the air conditioner
should be checked regularly. If they are clogged
with dirt or soot, they may be professionally cleaned.
Consumer Support
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Installation
Instructions
Air Conditioner
Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or Visit our Website at: ge.com
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
CAUTION:
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from the
power cord.
Do not change the plug on the power cord
of this air conditioner.
Aluminum house wiring may present special
problems—consult a qualified electrician.
Do not install this air conditioner in a
window if the bolts do not contact the
window sill. See the Window Installation
Instructions in this manual.
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
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IMPORTANT
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— Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
— 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 – Approximately 1 hour
We recommend that two people install
this product.
Proper installation is the responsibility
of the installer.
Product failure due to improper installation
is not covered under the Warranty.
You MUST use all supplied parts and use
proper installation procedures as described
in these instructions when installing this air
conditioner.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Phillips head screwdriver
Adjustable wrench
Flat-blade screwdriver
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Some models require a 115/120-volt a.c.,
60 Hz grounded outlet protected with a
15-amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker.
The 3-prong grounding plug minimizes the
possibility of electric shock hazard. If the wall
outlet you plan to use is only a 2-prong outlet,
it is your responsibility to have it replaced with
a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
Some models require 230/208-volt a.c.,
protected with a time delay fuse or circuit
breaker. These models should be installed
on their own single branch circuit for
best performance and to prevent
overloading house or apartment wiring
circuits, which could cause a possible
fire hazard from overheating wires.
Pencil
Ruler or tape measure
Level
Scissors or knife
Power cord includes a current interrupter
device. A test and reset button is provided on
the plug case. The device should be tested on a
periodic basis by first pressing the TEST button
and then the RESET button. If the TEST button
does not trip or if the RESET button will not stay
engaged, discontinue use of the air conditioner
and contact a qualified service technician.
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Window Installation Instructions
PARTS INCLUDED
(appearance may vary)
Foam top
window gasket
Sill support (2)
Nut (2)
Bolt (2)
Left
accordion
panel
Top mounting rail
Right
accordion
panel
Case bottom seal
(thin, adhesive-backed)
Type A (6)
Type B (7)
Type C (6)
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Type D (3)
Window locking
bracket (2)
Window Installation Instructions
1 WINDOW REQUIREMENTS
3 REMOVE THE AIR CONDITIONER
FROM THE CASE
• These instructions are for a standard
double-hung window. You will need to
modify them for other types of windows.
• All supporting parts must be secured
to firm wood, masonry or metal.
• The electrical outlet must be within
reach of the power cord.
A Remove and save the 2 screws from the
lower sides of the front grille.
FRONT
17” min.
B Remove the two control knobs.
27″ to 36″
(With accordion panels)
2 STORM WINDOW REQUIREMENTS
FRONT
A storm window frame will not allow the
air conditioner to tilt toward the outside,
and will keep it from draining properly.
To adjust for this, attach a piece of wood
to the stool.
WOOD PIECES–
WIDTH: 2″
LENGTH: Long enough to fit inside the
window frame.
THICKNESS: To determine the thickness,
place a piece of wood on the stool to
make it 1/2″ higher than the top of the
storm window frame or the vinyl frame.
Attach securely with nails or screws
provided by the installer.
C Grasp the lower corners of the grille while
pressing in on the case sides with your
finger tips. Pull out to release and lift it up.
NOTE: Do not pull the bottom edge
toward you more than 3″ or you may
damage the tabs of the grille.
FRONT
1/2″ higher
than vinyl frame
(on some windows)
1/2″ higher
than storm
window
frame
Storm window
frame
D Remove the screw from each side of the
case. Keep them in a safe location.
Wood
Stool
Vinyl frame
FRONT
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Window Installation Instructions
3 REMOVE THE AIR CONDITIONER
5 INSTALL THE TOP MOUNTING
FROM THE CASE (CONT.)
RAIL ONTO THE CASE
E Remove and save the ground wire screw.
Attach the top mounting rail onto the top
of the case with 3 Type B screws.
Press firmly to drive the screws into the
gasket and through the top mounting rail.
Type B
screws
Ground
wire
Ground
screw
FRONT
F Slide the air conditioner from the case by
gripping the base pan handle and pulling
forward while bracing the case. Do not
pull or lift on the styrofoam discharge area.
Do not
pull or
lift in
this
area—
damage
to the
unit may
result
Top
mounting
rail
FRONT
6 INSTALL THE
SIDE ACCORDION PANELS
A Slide the left and right accordion panels
into the top and bottom mounting rails.
4 INSTALL THE BOTTOM
CASE SEAL
B Attach the accordion panels to the case
using 3 Type A screws on each side.
• Peel the backing from the bottom
case seal and attach it along the
bottom of the case in front of the
bottom mounting rail.
Top mounting rail
Accordion
panel
Bottom
mounting rail
Type A
screws
Bottom case seal
BACK
Bottom mounting rail
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Window Installation Instructions
7 INSTALL THE CASE IN THE
7 INSTALL THE CASE IN THE
WINDOW
WINDOW (CONT.)
F Secure the case to the window stool by
using 3 Type D screws.
A Open the window and mark the centerline
of the window stool.
B Carefully place the case on the window
stool and align the center mark on the
bottom front with the centerline of the
stool.
C Pull the window down behind the top
mounting rail.
Sill
support
G Pull the accordion panels to each window
sash track. Attach them on each side to the
window sash and the window stool using
4 Type C screws.
NOTE: Do not shut the window so tightly that
movement of the accordion panels is
restricted.
D Select the position that will place the sill
supports near the outermost point on the
sill. Place the short side of the sill supports,
on the case bottom, toward the window.
Attach the sill supports to the case track
hole in relation to the selected position
using 2 Type B screws in each support.
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SECURE THE CASE IN THE
WINDOW AND INSTALL THE
FOAM TOP WINDOW GASKET
A
Attach the window
locking brackets (one on
each side) with Type C
screws.
B
Cut the foam top window gasket to the
window width.
C
Stuff the foam
between the glass
and the window
to prevent air
and insects from
getting into the
room.
CAUTION:
Do not install this air
conditioner in a window if the bolts do
not contact the window sill.
Long side
of sill
supports
OUTSIDE
E Adjust the bolt and the nut in each
support so that the case is installed with
a slight tilt to the outside. Use a level; no
more than 1/2 bubble will be the correct
case slant to the outside.
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Window Installation Instructions
9 INSTALL THE AIR CONDITIONER
9 INSTALL THE AIR CONDITIONER
IN THE CASE (CONT.)
IN THE CASE
A
Slide the air conditioner into the case by
the base pan. Do not push on the controls,
styrofoam air discharge housing or the
finned coils. Make sure the air conditioner
is firmly seated.
D
Attach the front grille to the case by
inserting the tabs on the grille into the
slots on the front top of the case. Push
the grille in.
E
Secure the front grille to the case by
replacing the 2 screws removed earlier.
Press on the top of the grille to help
with side screw installation.
Do not press on
these areas—
damage to the
unit may result
Base Pan
B
Replace the 2 screws removed earlier,
one on each side of the case.
C
Reattach the ground wire to the unit
using the ground wire screw.
F Replace the two control knobs.
Ground
wire
G Connect power.
Ground
screw
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Through-the-Wall Installation Instructions—Optional
1 IMPORTANT (cont.)
The case may be installed through-the-wall
in both existing and new construction.
Read completely, then follow step-by-step.
NOTE: Obtain all materials locally for
mounting the air conditioner throughthe-wall.
D Secure with 14 wood screws anchored at
least an inch into the wall support structure.
NOTE: Drill pilot holes, if necessary, for
proper installation. If the frame is oversized,
use shims to prevent case distortion.
1 IMPORTANT
2 FINISH THE WALL OPENING
Through-the-wall installation is not
appropriate if any of the side or top louvers
in the case will be obstructed by the wall.
A Caulk all four sides on the outdoor side of
the case to prevent moisture from getting
through to the interior wall. Use of flashing
(drip rail) will further prevent water from
dripping inside the wall and down the
outside of the building.
All side and top louvers in the case must
project on the outdoor side of the wall.
The room side of the case must project
into the room far enough to maximize the
balance of the unit.
Plaster line
The case must be installed level from sideto-side and with a slight tilt from front to
rear. Use a level; no more than a 1/2 bubble
will be the correct case slant to the outside.
Lintel angle
Trim molding
(if desired)
Caulking
Lintel angle is required to support bricks or
blocks above opening.
OUTSIDE
INSIDE
Flashing is required and should extend the
length of the opening to ensure no inside
cavity leakage occurs.
Air louvers
(top and
sides must
project on the
outdoor side
of the wall)
A Remove the air conditioner from the case.
For specific instruction, refer to the Window
Installation Instructions.
B Make certain that a wall receptacle is
available close to the hole location or make
arrangements to install a receptacle.
Bottom rail
Wood filler and
caulking (above
and below the
flashing)
Flashing
(Drip rail)
Flashing
(Drip rail)
C Place the case in the wall opening and
place wood support strips between the case
bottom and the flashing on both sides of the
bottom rail. They should be the same height
as the bottom rail and the same length as
the wall opening.
Case
bottom
Bottom
rail
Wood support strips
B Place the air conditioner into the case.
For specific instruction, refer to the Window
Installation Instructions.
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Troubleshooting Tips
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and you may not need to call for service.
Air conditioner
does not start
The air conditioner
is unplugged
• Make sure the air conditioner plug is pushed completely
into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit
breaker is tripped
• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
the fuse or reset the breaker.
Power failure
• The unit will automatically re-start in the settings last
used after the power is restored.
• There is a protective time delay (approximately
3 minutes) to prevent tripping of the compressor
overload. For this reason, the unit may not start
normal cooling or heating for 3 minutes after it
is turned back on.
The current interrupter
device is tripped
• Press the RESET button located on the power cord plug.
• If the RESET button will not stay engaged, discontinue
use of the air conditioner and contact a qualified service
technician.
Air conditioner
freezing up
Ice blocks the air flow
and stops the air conditioner
from cooling the room
• Set the mode control at Fan Only or Hi Cool with the
temp control at a warmer setting.
Air conditioner does not
cool as it should
Airflow is restricted
• Make sure there are no curtains, blinds or furniture
blocking the front of the air conditioner.
The temp control may
not be set correctly
• Turn the temperature knob clockwise as far as possible.
The air filter is dirty
• Clean the filter at least every 30 days. See the Operating
Instructions section.
The room may have been hot
• When the air conditioner is first turned on you need
to allow time for the room to cool down.
Cold air is escaping
• Check for open furnace floor registers and
cold air returns.
Troubleshooting Tips
What To Do
• Set the air conditioner’s vent to the closed position.
Air conditioner does not
warm as it should
Installation Instructions
Possible Causes
Operating Instructions
Problem
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
• See “Air conditioner freezing up” above.
Airflow is restricted
• Make sure there are no curtains, blinds or furniture
blocking the front of the air conditioner.
The temp control may
not be set low enough
• Turn the knob counterclockwise as far as possible.
The lowest setting provides maximum warming.
The air filter is dirty
• Clean the filter at least every 30 days. See the Operating
Instructions section.
The room may have been cold
• When the air conditioner is first turned on, you need to
allow time for the room to warm up.
Warm air is escaping
• Check for open furnace floor registers and
cold air returns.
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Consumer Support
Cooling coils have iced up
Safety Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Water drips outside
Excessively hot and
humid weather
• This is normal.
Water drips indoors
The air conditioner is not
tilted to the outside
• For proper water disposal, make sure the air conditioner
slants slightly from the case front to the rear.
Water collects in
base pan
Moisture is removed from
indoor air and drains into
rear of a cabinet where a fan
blows it against the outdoor
condenser coil
• This is normal for a short period in areas with
little humidity; normal for a longer period in very
humid areas.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Before you call for service…
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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 ge.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737). Have serial number and model number available
when calling for service.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the air conditioner 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.
What Is Not Covered:
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance. If you
have an installation problem, or if the air conditioner
is of improper cooling capacity for the intended use,
contact your dealer or installer. You are responsible
for providing adequate electrical connecting facilities.
■ Failure due to corrosion on models not corrosionprotected.
■ Failure of the product resulting from modifications to
the product or due to unreasonable use including failure
to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance.
■ Damage to the product caused by improper power supply
voltage, accident, fire, floods or acts of God.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this air conditioner.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
■ In commercial locations, labor necessary to move the
unit to a location where it is accessible for service
by an individual technician.
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
Troubleshooting Tips
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home
use within the USA. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
Installation Instructions
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to
use the product.
Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
Safety Instructions
GE Air Conditioner Warranty.
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Consumer Support.
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your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal
business hours.
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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).
Extended Warranties
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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 800.626.2224 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, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day
or by phone at 800.626.2002 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.
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including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
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