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GE GMR06AAZBB Use and Care Manual
Refrigerators
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Safety Information . . . . . . . .2, 3
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .6–8
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Refrigerator Features . . . . . . . . . .5
Replacing the Light Bulb . . . . . . .6
Installation Instructions . . .9–11
Owner’s Manual
& Installation
Instructions
2 Cubic Foot Models
3 Cubic Foot Models
4 Cubic Foot Models
6 Cubic Foot Models
Troubleshooting Tips . . . .12, 13
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . .Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
ATTENTION:
Defrosting—Do not use sharp, pointed
objects to remove frost or ice from
surfaces of the freezer compartment.
Doing so could puncture the cooling
coil, causing the unit to lose its ability
to maintain cold temperatures and
voiding the warranty. See the Care and
Cleaning section for instructions on
defrosting the freezer compartment.
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model # __________________________
Serial # __________________________
Find these numbers on a label inside
the refrigerator on the side wall.
49-60642 08-10 GE
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described
in this Owner’s Manual.
Installation Instructions Operating Instructions
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions
should be followed, including the following:
Troubleshooting Tips
This refrigerator must be properly
installed and located in accordance
with the Installation Instructions
before it is used.
Do not allow children to climb,
stand or hang on the shelves
in the refrigerator. They could
damage the refrigerator and
seriously injure themselves.
Do not store or use gasoline or
other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
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 bulb may
break when being replaced.)
Keep fingers out of the “pinch
point” areas; clearances 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.
NOTE: We strongly recommend
that any servicing be performed by
a qualified individual.
Turning the temperature control
dial to the OFF position stops
cooling but does not shut off
power to the refrigerator.
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR
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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:
Take off the doors.
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Leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb
inside.
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.
Safety Instructions
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USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions,
we strongly recommend against the use of an extension cord.
Operating Instructions Installation Instructions
However, if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it
be a UL-listed, 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.
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 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.
If you have only a standard
2-prong wall outlet, it is your
personal responsibility and
obligation to have it replaced with a
properly grounded
3-prong wall outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all
power cords that have become
frayed or otherwise damaged.
Do not use a cord that shows cracks
or abrasion damage along its length
or at either end.
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
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The refrigerator should always be
plugged into its own individual
electrical outlet which has a voltage
rating that matches the rating plate.
Never unplug your refrigerator by
pulling on the power cord. Always
grip plug firmly and pull straight out
from the outlet.
Troubleshooting Tips
Have the wall outlet and circuit
checked by a qualified electrician to
make sure the outlet is properly
grounded.
This provides the best performance
and also prevents overloading house
wiring circuits which could cause a
fire hazard from overheated wires.
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Safety Instructions
About the control
on the refrigerator.
Installation Instructions Operating Instructions
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Fig. 1
Fig. 2
The control will look like one of the above.
Control Settings
Troubleshooting Tips
The temperature control maintains the temperature in the refrigerator.
Setting the control at COOL is the warmest setting. Setting the control at
COLDEST is the coldest setting. Set the control at COLD. (See Fig. 1 or 2)
Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to reach the desired temperature.
If you want a colder or warmer temperature, move the dial one setting at a
time. Moving the control toOFF stops cooling but does not turn off the
power to the refrigerator. Setting the control too high/one of the Snowflake
positions may cause freezing in the refrigerator depending on the room
temperature.
How To Test Temperatures
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Use the milk test. Place a container of milk on a shelf and check it
a day later. If the milk is too warm or too cold, adjust the temperature
control.
After changing the control, allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to reach the
temperature you have set.
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Safety Instructions
About the refrigerator features.
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Shelves
To remove a shelf, lift up the back slightly and pull forward.
Some models have multi-position shelves that can be moved
to different levels.
Operating Instructions Installation Instructions
Ice Tray Compartment
This compartment is designed for production of ice cubes and short-term
storage (a few days at most) of some commercially-frozen foods when in
contact with the evaporator (cold surface
in compartment.)
Door Shelves
Shelves on the door provide convenient storage for frequently
used items. Some models have doors that are deep enough to
store large bottles.
Key-Ejecting Lock (on some models)
The key for the spring-loaded lock is automatically ejected—
key will not remain in lock in either the open or closed position.
Keep the key out of reach of children and away from the refrigerator.
Troubleshooting Tips
If a replacement key is needed, it can be ordered by visiting our Website
GEAppliances.com, or calling GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Order part WR05X10006.
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning
of the refrigerator.
Cleaning the Outside
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.
Installation Instructions Operating Instructions
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.
Protect the paint finish. The finish on the outside of the refrigerator
is a high quality, baked-on paint finish. With proper care, it will
stay new-looking and rust-free for years. Apply a coat of kitchen/
appliance wax when the refrigerator is new, and then at least
twice a year.
Cleaning the Inside
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda in the
refrigerator.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning. If this is not practical,
wring excess moisture out of sponge or cloth when cleaning
around the control.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Other parts of the refrigerator–including door gaskets, fruit
and vegetable drawers, and all plastic parts–can be cleaned
the same way.
Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.
Replacing the Light Bulb (on some models)
Unplug the refrigerator before replacing a burned-out bulb. Setting the
controls to OFF does not remove power to the light circuit.
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The light bulb is located behind the temperature control housing and is
visible through the slots in the housing.
Reach up through the opening at the bottom of the control housing and
gently unscrew the light bulb. Replace with a bulb
of the same or lower wattage.
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5
6
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Using a Philips screwdriver, unscrew the lens and pull horizontally until
the lens is removed. Gently unscrew the light bulb and replace with a
bulb of 15 watts or less.
Safety Instructions
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Defrosting (on push button defrost models only)
Defrost whenever frost on the wall of the ice tray compartment becomes
1/4” thick.
Operating Instructions Installation Instructions
To defrost:
Remove foods and ice trays from the refrigerator and ice tray
compartment.
Ensure drip tray is below ice tray compartment to collect water.
Defrost push
button
Push in the red “Defrost Button” located in the center of the
temperature control dial. Defrost cycle will start immediately. NOTE:
Turning the temperature control dial to the OFF position
is not required.
Defrosting usually takes a few hours. When defrosting is complete, the red
“Defrost Button” will release automatically. Then the refrigerator will
resume normal operation while moving towards the set temperature.
NOTE: After defrosting, allow a few hours to reach the set temperature
before making any further adjustments.
To defrost faster, keep the door open. Also, pouring warm (not hot) water
on the frosted part may speed defrosting. Do not use boiling water—it
may damage plastic parts.
CAUTION: If you decide to “speed up” the defrost cycle by manually
removing ice, NEVER use a sharp or metallic instrument to chip away
the ice as it may damage the cooling coils. (A punctured cooling coil will
cause serious problems and void the warranty.) Do no use any electrical
device in defrosting your refrigerator.
Troubleshooting Tips
After defrosting:
After red “Defrost Button” has released, empty water from the drip
tray. Wash the tray with warm water. Dry the drip tray completely.
Wipe the ice tray compartment with a damp cloth.
Return drip tray to below ice tray compartment.
Return food and ice trays to the refrigerator and close the door.
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Temperature
sensing wire
IMPORTANT: If the red “Defrost Button” is pushed accidentally,
it can not be manually released. The defrost cycle will run until complete.
To speed up the defrost cycle, remove the drip tray and apply a warm
damp cloth against the temperature sensing wire located on the underside
of the ice tray compartment. After several minutes, the heat from the
warm cloth will raise the temperature of the thermostat, causing the
defrost cycle to end and releasing the red “Defrost Button.” The
refrigerator will then resume normal operation.
NOTE: If ice buildup is very thick, it may keep the ice tray compartment door
from opening or closing completely. Don’t try to force it open or closed; after
defrosting, the door will open and close easily.
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.
Defrosting (on manual defrost models only)
Installation Instructions Operating Instructions
Defrost whenever frost on the wall of the ice tray compartment becomes
1/4”thick. Never use a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as
it may damage the cooling coils. (A punctured cooling coil will cause
serious problems and void the warranty.) We recommend using a plastic scraper.
Do not use any electrical device in defrosting your refrigerator.
To defrost:
Remove foods and ice trays from the ice tray compartment.
Set the temperature control dial to 0.
On models without a drip tray, place a pan beneath the ice tray
compartment to collect water.
Defrosting usually takes a few hours. To defrost faster, keep the
door open. Also, pouring warm (not hot) water on the frosted part may
speed defrosting. Do not use boiling water—it may damage
plastic parts.
After defrosting:
Empty water from the drip tray or from the pan placed beneath the ice
tray compartment. Wash the tray or pan with warm water.
Wipe the ice tray compartment with a damp cloth.
Turn the temperature control to the desired setting and
return food and ice trays to the refrigerator.
Troubleshooting Tips
NOTE: If ice buildup is very thick, it may keep the ice tray compartment door
from opening or closing completely. Don’t try to force it open; after defrosting, the
door will open and close easily.
Preparing for Vacation
Consumer Support
For long vacations or absences, remove food and unplug the refrigerator.
Move the control 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 door open.
Preparing to Move
Secure all loose items such as shelves and ice trays by taping them
securely in place to prevent damage.
Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.
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Safety Instructions
Preparing to install
the refrigerator.
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Read these instructions completely and carefully.
Refrigerator Location
Operating Instructions Installation Instructions
Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature will go below 50°F
(10°C) because it will not run often enough to maintain proper
temperatures.
Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully loaded.
If the 2 cubic foot model is placed on a countertop or stand,
the front surface of the door should be 3”or more back from the edge of
the countertop or stand to avoid accidental tipping of the appliance
during normal use.
Do not install it closer than 5”(13 cm) from range.
The following applies only to the 2, 3 and 4 Cubic Foot Models:
Do not install it in a recessed area.
Do not build in the refrigerator.
Clearances
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation and proper
air circulation.
6 Cubic Foot
Model only
Sides
1/2”(13 mm)
0”(0 mm)*
Top
2”(51 mm)
0”(0 mm)
Back
2”(51 mm)**
1”(25 mm)
Troubleshooting Tips
2, 3 and 4
Cubic Foot Models
*1-1/4”(32 mm) for hinge side clearance
**From the rear cabinet surface to the wall
Leveling Legs (on some models)
Consumer Support
Adjustable legs at the front corners of the refrigerator
should be set so the refrigerator is firmly positioned on the
floor and the front is raised just enough that the door closes
easily when opened about halfway.
Turn counterclockwise to raise,
clockwise to lower.
To adjust the leveling legs, turn the legs counterclockwise
to raise the refrigerator, clockwise to lower it.
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Safety Instructions
Preparing to install the refrigerator.
Plug buttons
or screws
Door Reversal (on some models)
Hinge cover
Hinge
2. Remove the 3 (2 on some models) plug
buttons or screws on the left side on top of
the cabinet.
Plug button
Installation Instructions Operating Instructions
1. Remove the small plug button on the left
side of the door top cap.
3. Remove the plastic hinge cover by lifting it
up by the front edge. Some models also
require removal of a screw.
4. Remove the 3 (2 on some models) screws
from the top hinge.
5. Lift the door up and off the bottom hinge
(right side).
6. Tilt the refrigerator cabinet back to remove
the right leveling leg.
Bottom
hinge
Spacer
Leveling legs
7. Remove the screws on the bottom hinge
(right side) and remove the leveling legs.
Move the bottom hinge to the left side and
secure it with screws. Re-install the leveling
legs.
IMPORTANT: The left leg has a spacer or
spacer feature that must be moved to the right
side leveling leg when the door swing is
reversed.
Troubleshooting Tips
8. Screw the right leveling leg, with the spacer
in place, back in place on the right side.
9. Position the door on the left bottom hinge.
With the magnetic gasket holding the door
in place, secure the top hinge with screws.
10. Make sure the door is aligned with the
refrigerator cabinet before continuing.
11. Replace the hinge cover on top of
the hinge.
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12. Put the plug button in the hole on the right
side of the door cap.
13. Put the 3 (2 on some models) plug buttons
on the right side on top of the cabinet
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Safety Instructions
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Door Reversal (on some models)
4 Cubic Foot Models
Upper
hinge
Top cover
Top
plate
Plug button
2. Remove the top cover by lifting the back up
about 2”and then sliding it forward.
Operating Instructions Installation Instructions
Left hinge location
1. Remove the two screws at the back of the
top cover.
3. Remove the small plug button on the left
side of the door top cap.
4. Remove the three screws on the upper
hinge (right side). Remove the hinge.
Door
top cap
5. Remove the three screws at the left hinge
location on the top plate.
6. Remove the screw in the middle of the top
plate and remove the top plate.
7. Lift the door up and off the bottom hinge
(right side).
Bottom
hinge
Spacer
Leveling legs
8. Tilt the refrigerator cabinet back to remove
the right leveling leg.
9. Remove the screws on the bottom hinge
(right side) and the left leveling leg. Move
the bottom hinge to the left side and secure
it with the screws and leveling leg.
Troubleshooting Tips
IMPORTANT: The left leg has a spacer that
must be moved to the right side leveling leg
when the door swing is reversed.
10. Screw the right leveling leg, with the spacer
in place, back in place on the right side.
11. Position the door on the left bottom hinge.
With the magnetic gasket holding the door
in place, secure the top hinge with screws.
12. Make sure the door is aligned with the
refrigerator cabinet before continuing.
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13. Replace the top plate and screws.
14. Slide the top cover back in place and
replace the two screws.
15. Put the plug button in the hole on the right
side of the door top cap.
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Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
Installation Instructions Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the chart below first
and you may not need to call for service.
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Refrigerator does not
operate
Control in OFF position.
• Move the control to a
temperature setting.
Refrigerator is
unplugged.
• Push the plug completely
into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit
breaker is tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset
the breaker.
Red defrost button was
pushed accidently (on push
button models).
• See IMPORTANT: text in
Defrosting under Care and
Cleaning.
Front leveling legs
(on some models)
need adjusting.
• See Leveling Legs.
Refrigerator is on
an uneven surface.
• Use shims to level the
refrigerator.
Normal when refrigerator
is first plugged in.
• Wait 24 hours for the
refrigerator to completely
cool down.
Often occurs when
large amounts of food
are placed in refrigerator.
• This is normal.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is
holding door open.
Hot weather or frequent
door openings.
• This is normal.
Temperature control
set at the coldest setting.
• See About the control.
Not enough clearance
from the wall.
• See Clearances in Preparing
to install the refrigerator.
Refrigerator is locked
(lock is available
on some models).
• Unlock the door with
the key. If the key has
been lost, a replacement
key can be ordered by
visiting our Website
GEAppliances.com,
or calling GE Parts and
Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Order part WR05X10006.
Vibration or rattling
(slight vibration
is normal)
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Troubleshooting Tips
Motor operates for
long periods or cycles
Door will not open
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Safety Instructions
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Troubleshooting Tips
Refrigerator too warm
Temperature control
not set cold enough.
• See About the control.
Warm weather or
frequent door openings.
• Set the temperature
control one step colder.
See About the control.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is
holding door open.
Cabinet sides are warm
(applies only to 2, 3 and
4 Cubic Foot Models).
• This is normal for a hot
wall type condenser.
Red defrost button was
pushed accidentally
(on push button models).
• See IMPORTANT: text in
Defrosting under Care and
Cleaning.
Foods transmitting odor
to refrigerator.
• Foods with strong odors
should be tightly wrapped.
• Keep an open box of
baking soda in the
refrigerator; replace
every three months.
Interior needs cleaning.
• See Care and cleaning.
Defrost water pan
needs cleaning.
• See Care and cleaning.
Moisture forms on
outside of refrigerator
Not unusual during
periods of high humidity.
• Wipe surface dry.
Moisture collects inside
(in humid weather,
air carries moisture
into refrigerator when
door is opened)
Too frequent or too long
door openings.
Refrigerator too cold
Temperature control
set too cold.
Refrigerator has odor
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What To Do
Troubleshooting Tips
Possible Causes
Operating Instructions Installation Instructions
Problem
• See About the control.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
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Safety Instructions
Refrigerator Warranty. (For customers in the United States)
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original
purchase date is needed
to obtain service under
the warranty.
For The Period Of:
GE Will Replace:
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 costs to replace
the defective part.
Operating Instructions Installation Instructions
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. Please have serial and
model numbers available when calling for
service.
What GE Will Not Cover:
Replacement of house fuses or resetting
of circuit breakers.
Replacement of the light bulbs.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
Damage caused after delivery.
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.
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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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(800.432.2737) during normal business hours.
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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).
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.
Contact Us
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If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all
the details including your phone number, or write to:
General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
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