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GE HTS18GCNWW Use and Care Manual
Top-Freezer
Refrigerators
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Safety Instructions
Adapter Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Connect Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Extension Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Proper Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Owner’s Manual &
Installation Instructions
Model 20
Operating Instructions
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Crispers and Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9
Replacing the Light Bulb . . . . . . . . .10
Installation Instructions
Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Reversing the Door Swing . . . . . .16–20
Water Line Installation . . . . . . . .12–16
Troubleshooting Tips
Before You Call For Service . . . .22, 23
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . .21
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . .Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . . . . . .25, 26
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model # __________________________
Serial # __________________________
Find these numbers on the gray label
on the left side, near the top of the
refrigerator compartment.
162D6748P001
39-60199
05-02 JR
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.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
Operating Instructions
■ 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 touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment when hands are damp or wet.
Skin may stick to these extremely cold surfaces.
Installation Instructions
■ Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
■ In refrigerators with automatic icemakers,
avoid contact with the moving parts of the
ejector mechanism, or with the heating
element located on the bottom of the icemaker.
Do not place fingers or hands on the automatic
icemaking mechanism while the refrigerator
is plugged in.
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■ Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas;
clearances between the doors and between
the doors and cabinet are necessarily small.
Be careful closing doors when children are
in the area.
■ Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and
making repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
■ Setting either or both controls to the 0 (off)
position does not remove power to the light
circuit.
■ Do not refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed completely.
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Refrigerator or Freezer:
Refrigerants
All refrigeration products contain refrigerants,
which under federal law must be removed prior
to product disposal. If you are getting rid of an
old refrigeration product, check with the
company handling the disposal about what
to do.
■ Take off the doors.
■ Leave the shelves in place so that children
may not easily climb inside.
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against
the use of an extension cord.
However, if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL-listed (in the United
States) or a CSA-listed (in Canada), 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding
type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
Installation Instructions
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Operating Instructions
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.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
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WARNING!
HOW TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. For
personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped
with a 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.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by
a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet
is properly grounded.
If the outlet is a standard 2-prong outlet,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation
to have it replaced with a properly grounded
3-prong wall outlet.
Installation Instructions
The refrigerator 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.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull
straight out from the outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords
that have become frayed or otherwise damaged.
Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion
damage along its length or at either end.
When moving the refrigerator away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
USE OF ADAPTER PLUGS (Adapter plugs not permitted in Canada)
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against
the use of an adapter plug.
Troubleshooting Tips
However, if you must use an adapter, where local
codes permit, a temporary connection may be made
to a properly grounded 2-prong wall outlet by use
of a UL-listed adapter available at most local
hardware stores.
The larger slot in the adapter must be aligned with
the larger slot in the wall outlet to provide proper
polarity in the connection of the power cord.
When disconnecting the power cord from the
adapter, always hold the adapter in place with one
hand while pulling the power cord plug with the
other hand. If this is not done, the adapter ground
terminal is very likely to break with repeated use.
If the adapter ground terminal breaks, DO NOT USE
the refrigerator until a proper ground has been
established.
Attaching the adapter ground terminal to a wall outlet
cover screw does not ground the appliance unless the
cover screw is metal, and not insulated, and the wall
outlet is grounded through the house wiring. You should
have the circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make
sure the outlet is properly grounded.
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READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Operating Instructions
REFRIGERATOR CONTROL
0 IS OFF
9 IS COLDEST
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Safety Instructions
About the controls on the refrigerator.
FREEZER CONTROL
1 COLD
2 NORMAL
3 COLDEST
Installation Instructions
Initially, set the refrigerator control at 5 and the freezer control at 2 and allow 12 hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
Several adjustments may be required. Adjust the controls one increment at a time, and allow 12 hours
after each adjustment for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.
Setting either or both controls to 0 (off) stops cooling in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments
but does not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.
Control settings will vary based on personal preferences, usage and operating conditions and
may require more than one adjustment.
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
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Safety Instructions
About the shelves and bins.
Not all features are on all models.
Rearranging the Shelves
Shelves in the refrigerator and freezer compartments are adjustable.
Refrigerator Compartment
To remove:
Operating Instructions
Tilt the shelf up at the front.
Lift the shelf up at the back and
bring the shelf out.
To replace:
While tilting the shelf up, insert the top
hook at the back of the shelf in a slot
on the track.
Installation Instructions
Lower the front of the shelf until the
bottom of the shelf locks into place.
Freezer Compartment
To remove:
Slide the shelf forward until the stops
line up with the gaps in the molded shelf
supports. Lift the front of the shelf up
and pull the shelf out.
Troubleshooting Tips
To replace:
Rest the back of the shelf on the back
portion of the shelf supports. Lower the
front of the shelf, lining up the stops on the
shelf with the gaps on the shelf supports.
Slide the shelf back.
Adjustable Bins on the Door
To remove: Lift bin straight up, then
pull out.
Consumer Support
To replace or relocate: Engage the bin in
the molded supports on the door, and
push down.
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NOTE: For models with an automatic icemaker,
the freezer shelf must be in the lower position
for the ice cube bucket to catch the cubes.
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Not all features are on all models.
Fruit and Vegetable Crisper
Excess water that may accumulate in the
bottom of the drawers or under the drawers
should be wiped dry.
Safety Instructions
About the crispers and pans.
To Remove:
Operating Instructions
These drawers can be removed easily by
lifting up slightly while pulling the drawer
past the stop location.
Snack Pan (on some models)
To remove, slide the pan out to the stop
position, lift the pan up and past the stop
position and lift it out.
Installation Instructions
About the automatic icemaker.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12–24 hours to begin making ice.
Automatic Icemaker (on some models)
Power Switch
Icemaker
Feeler Arm
If the refrigerator is operated before the
water connection is made to the icemaker,
set the power switch to O (off).
When the refrigerator has been connected
to the water supply, set the power switch to
I (on). The green light will come on.
The icemaker will fill with water when it
cools to 15°F. A newly-installed refrigerator
may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making
ice cubes.
You will hear a buzzing sound each time
the icemaker fills with water.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler
arm, the icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be joined
together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes
will become cloudy, taste stale and shrink.
If ice cubes get stuck in the icemaker, the
green power light will blink. To correct this,
set the power switch to O (off) and remove
the cubes. Set the power switch to I (on) to
restart the icemaker.
After the icemaker has been turned on
again, there will be a delay of about 45
minutes before the icemaker resumes
operations.
NOTE: In homes with lower-than-average water
pressure, you may hear the icemaker cycle multiple
times when making one batch of ice.
Icemaker Accessory Kit
If your refrigerator did not come already
equipped with an automatic icemaker,
an icemaker accessory kit is available at
extra cost.
Check the back of the refrigerator for
the specific icemaker kit needed for
your model.
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Consumer Support
Throw away the first few batches of ice to
allow the water line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep
of the feeler arm.
Troubleshooting Tips
Green
Power Light
The icemaker will produce seven cubes
per cycle—approximately 100–130 cubes
in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer
compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings
and other use conditions.
Cleaning the Outside
The door handles and trim. Clean with
a cloth dampened with soapy water.
Dry with a soft cloth.
Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean
cloth lightly dampened with mild liquid
dish detergent. Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dish
cloth or wet towel. These may leave a residue
that can erode the paint. Do not use scouring
pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners
containing bleach because these products can
scratch and weaken the paint finish.
Cleaning the Inside
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of
baking soda in the refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
If this is not practical, wring excess moisture
out of sponge or cloth when cleaning
around switches, lights or controls.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
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. Thoroughly rinse
and wipe dry.
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Avoid cleaning cold glass shelves (on some
models) with hot water because the extreme
temperature difference may cause them to break.
Handle glass shelves carefully. Bumping
tempered glass can cause it to shatter.
Do not wash any refrigerator parts in the
dishwasher.
Wash ice trays in lukewarm water only—
do not put them in an automatic dishwasher.
Behind the Refrigerator
Be careful when moving the refrigerator
away from the wall. All types of floor
coverings can be damaged, particularly
cushioned coverings and those with
embossed surfaces.
When pushing the refrigerator back, make sure
you don’t roll over the power cord or icemaker
supply line (on some models).
Preparing for Vacation
If the temperature can drop below
freezing, have a qualified servicer drain
the water supply system (on some models)
to prevent serious property damage due
to flooding.
Installation Instructions
For long vacations or absences, remove
food and unplug the refrigerator. Move
the freezer control to the 0 (off) position,
and clean the interior with a baking soda
solution of one tablespoon (15 ml) of
baking soda to one quart (1 liter) of water.
Leave the doors open.
Set the icemaker power switch to the O (off)
position and shut off the water supply to
the refrigerator.
Preparing to Move
Secure all loose items such as base grille,
shelves and drawers by taping them
securely in place to prevent damage.
Operating Instructions
Pull the refrigerator straight out and return
it to position by pushing it straight in.
Moving the refrigerator in a side direction
may result in damage to the floor covering
or refrigerator.
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Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright
position during moving.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Turning the control to the 0 (off) position does not remove power to the light circuit.
Refrigerator Compartment
CAUTION: Light bulb may be hot.
Unplug the refrigerator.
The bulb is located at the top of
the refrigerator compartment, behind
the temperature control.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Replacing the light bulb.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
To remove the light shield, grasp the
shield with two hands as shown. Bend
the sides of the shield slightly toward
the center until the tabs release and the
back of the shield comes out. Slide the
shield back and take it out.
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Replace the bulb with an appliance
bulb of the same or lower wattage.
To replace the light shield, insert the
tab at the front of the shield into the
opening at the front of the recess
and push the back of the shield up
until the tabs on the sides of the
shield snap into place.
Plug the refrigerator back in.
Installation
Instructions
Refrigerator
Model 20
Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or Visit our Website at: www.Hotpoint.com
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
CLEARANCES
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical
connections:
• Sides 1/8″ (4 mm)
• Top 1″ (25 mm)
• Back 1″ (25 mm)
If the refrigerator is against a wall on either side, allow
a 1/8″ (3 mm) door clearance.
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IMPORTANT – Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
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IMPORTANT – Observe all
governing codes and ordinances.
Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions
for future reference.
Skill level – Installation of this appliance requires
basic mechanical skills.
Completion time – Refrigerator Installation
15 minutes
Proper installation is the responsibility of
the installer.
Product failure due to improper installation
is not covered under the Warranty.
LEVELING LEGS
The leveling legs have 3 purposes:
■ Leveling legs adjust so the doors close on their own
when opened about 45.°
■ Leveling legs adjust so the refrigerator is firmly
positioned on the floor and does not wobble.
■ To easily move the refrigerator, raise the leveling legs
until the unit is supported by the rollers.
To adjust the leveling legs:
Remove the base grille by
positioning hands as shown.
Pull the grille straight out
until the clips snap out.
Pull the grille away from
the refrigerator.
Insert a flat blade
screwdriver into the slots
on the leveling leg and
turn clockwise to raise
the refrigerator,
counterclockwise
to lower it.
Replace the grille so the
notch in the grille will fit
around the bottom door
hinge.
Line up the clips on the
grille with the openings on
the refrigerator and push
into place.
WATER SUPPLY TO THE ICEMAKER
(ON SOME MODELS)
If the refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have to be
connected to a cold water line. A GE water supply kit
(containing tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and
instructions) is available at extra cost from your dealer,
by visiting our Website at www.Hotpoint.com or from
Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002.
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will go below 60°F (16°C) because it will not run often
enough to maintain proper temperatures.
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will go above 100°F (37°C) because it will not perform
properly.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully
loaded.
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
(ON SOME MODELS)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Recommended copper water supply kits are WX8X2,
WX8X3 or WX8X4, depending on the amount of
tubing you need. Approved plastic water supply lines
are GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing
(WX08X10002, WX08X10006, WX08X10015 and
WX08X10025).
When connecting your refrigerator to a GE Reverse
Osmosis Water System, the only approved installation
is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water
systems, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
This water line installation is not warranted by the
refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow these
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive
water damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house
plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and
lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified
plumber to correct water hammer before installing
the water supply line to the refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook
up the water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the
water line, make sure the icemaker power switch is
in the O (off) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is double
insulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the
hazard of electric shock, or is battery powered.
All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
• Copper or GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing
kit, 1/4″ outer diameter to connect the refrigerator
to the water supply. If using copper, be sure both ends
of the tubing are cut square.
To determine how much tubing you need: measure
the distance from the water valve on the back of the
refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add
8′ (2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8′ [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about
10″ [25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to
move out from the wall after installation.
GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are
available in the following lengths:
2′ (0.6 m)
– WX08X10002
6′ (1.8 m)
– WX08X10006
15′ (4.6 m)
– WX08X10015
25′ (7.6 m)
– WX08X10025
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8′ (2.4 m)
as described above.
NOTE: The only GE approved plastic tubing is that
supplied in GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing
kits. Do not use any other plastic water supply line
because the line is under pressure at all times. Certain
types of plastic will crack or rupture with age and cause
water damage to your home.
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Installation Instructions
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used
drinking water line.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.)
• A GE water supply kit (containing tubing, shutoff
valve and fittings listed below) is available at extra
cost from your dealer or from Parts and Accessories,
800.626.2002.
• A cold water supply. The water pressure must be
between 20 and 120 p.s.i. (1.4–8.1 bar).
1 SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER
SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear
the line of water.
2 CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve that is easily
accessible. It is best to connect into the side of a
vertical water pipe. When it is necessary to connect
into a horizontal water pipe, make the connection
to the top or side, rather than at the bottom,
to avoid drawing off any sediment from the
water pipe.
• Power drill.
• 1/2″ or adjustable wrench.
• Straight and Phillips blade screwdriver.
• Two 1/4 ″ outer diameter compression nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves)—to connect the copper tubing
to the shutoff valve and the refrigerator water valve.
OR
• If you are using a GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator
Tubing kit, the necessary fittings are preassembled
to the tubing.
3 DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4″ hole in the water pipe (even if using a
self-piercing valve) using a sharp bit. Remove any
burrs resulting from drilling the hole in the pipe.
Take care not to allow water to drain into the drill.
Failure to drill a 1/4″ hole may result in reduced
ice production or smaller cubes.
• If your existing copper water line has a flared fitting
at the end, you will need an adapter (available at
plumbing supply stores) to connect the water line to
the refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared fitting
with a tube cutter and then use a compression fitting.
Do not cut formed end from GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator tubing.
• Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line.
The shutoff valve should have a water inlet with a
minimum inside diameter of 5/32″ at the point of
connection to the COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-type
shutoff valves are included in many water supply kits.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve
complies with your local plumbing codes.
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
4 FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
(CONT.)
7 CONNECT THE TUBING
TO THE VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with
the pipe clamp.
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and
connect it to the shutoff valve.
Pipe Clamp
Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve.
Tighten the compression nut securely.
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end
of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten
compression nut until it is hand tight, then tighten
one additional turn with a wrench. Overtightening
may cause leaks.
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
Compression
Nut
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
SmartConnect™
Tubing
5 TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
Packing Nut
Outlet Valve
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush the
tubing.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Ferrule (sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
8 FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on and flush out the
tubing until the water is clear.
Shut the water off at the water valve after about
one quart (1 liter) of water has been flushed
through the tubing.
6 ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line and
the refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wall
or floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent base
cabinet) as close to the wall as possible.
NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8 feet [244 cm] coiled into 3 turns of about
10 ″ [25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to
move out from the wall after installation.
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Installation Instructions
9 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR (CONT.)
9 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
Insert the end of the tubing into the water valve
connection as far as possible. While holding the
tubing, tighten the fitting.
NOTES:
• Before making the connection to the refrigerator,
be sure the refrigerator power cord is not
plugged into the wall outlet.
• We recommend installing a water filter if your
water supply has sand or particles that could clog
the screen of the refrigerator’s water valve. Install
it in the water line near the refrigerator. If using
GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing kit, you
will need an additional tube (WX08X10002) to
connect the filter. Do not cut plastic tube to
install filter.
Remove the access cover.
For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end of
the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten
compression nut until it is hand tight, then tighten
one additional turn with a wrench. Overtightening
may cause leaks.
Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to hold
it in a vertical position. You may need to pry open
the clamp.
1/4″
Tubing
Tubing
Clamp
Smart
Connect™
Tubing
1/4″ Compression Nut
Ferrule (sleeve)
Refrigerator Connection
Remove the plastic flexible cap from the water valve
(refrigerator connection).
10 TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten any connections that leak.
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
onto the end of the tubing as shown. On GE
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing kit, the nuts
are already assembled to the tubing.
Reattach the access cover.
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
11 PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
(CONT.)
START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the I (on) position.
The icemaker will not begin to operate until it
reaches its operating temperature of 15°F (–9°C) or
below. It will then begin operation automatically if
the icemaker power switch is in the I (on) position.
Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate
against the back of the refrigerator or against the
wall. Push the refrigerator back to the wall.
NOTE: In lower water pressure conditions, the
water valve may turn on up to 3 times to deliver
enough water to the icemaker.
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
IMPORTANT NOTES
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
When reversing the door swing:
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
• Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint.
• Set screws down by their related parts to avoid using
them in the wrong places.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for
the doors.
IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the
cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed.
These instructions are for changing the hinges from
the right side to the left side—if you ever want to change
the hinges back to the right side, follow these same
instructions and reverse all references to left and right.
Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet.
Empty all door shelves, including the dairy
compartment.
Phillips screwdriver
10 mm socket wrench
Masking tape
Putty knife or
thin-blade screwdriver
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Installation Instructions
3 REMOVE THE
1 REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR
REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
Remove the screws attaching the center hinge to
the cabinet. Then lift the hinge straight up to free
the hinge pin from the socket in the top of the
door. Be sure to keep the washer with the hinge.
Washer
Hinge Pin
Remove the hinge cover on top of the freezer door.
Remove the screws, then lift the hinge straight up
to free the hinge pin from the socket in the top of
the door.
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the
cabinet. Lift the door straight off the bottom hinge
bracket.
Top Hinge
Set the door on a non-scratching surface, with the
inside up.
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the
cabinet. Lift it off the center hinge pin.
CAUTION: Do not let door drop to the floor.
To do so could damage the door stop.
Set the door on a non-scratching surface with
the inside up.
4 TRANSFER THE REFRIGERATOR
DOOR STOP TO THE LEFT
2 TRANSFER THE FREEZER
DOOR STOP TO THE LEFT
Remove the 2-piece refrigerator door stop, located
on the bottom right side of the refrigerator door, and
install it on the left side.
Remove the freezer door stop, located on the bottom
right side of the freezer door, and install it on the
left side.
Bottom of Freezer Door
(Right Side)
Bottom of Refrigerator Door
(Right Side)
Bottom of Freezer Door
(Left Side)
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Bottom of Refrigerator Door
(Left Side)
Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
5 TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE
(CONT.)
6 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT (CONT.)
BRACKET TO THE LEFT
Move the screws from the top right side of the door
top and insert them into the handle screw holes on
the opposite side.
Remove the base grille by pulling it straight out.
Remove the screw attaching the hinge pin to the right
side of the hinge bracket. Attach the hinge pin to the
left side of the bracket.
Remove the bottom hinge bracket from the right side
and install it on the left side.
Screws
Move the large plug button from the left edge of the
door and insert it into the hole on the opposite side.
Plug Button
6 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR
DOOR HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
Remove the plug button, located on the lower part
of the handle, by carefully prying under the edge with
a putty knife. Remove the exposed screw holding
the handle.
Transfer the door plug button to the opposite side.
Button
Remove the two screws holding the handle to the
top of the door.
Attach the handle to the right side of the door.
Handle Plug
Handle Plug
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Installation Instructions
7 TRANSFER FREEZER DOOR
8 REHANG THE
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Remove the screws holding the handle to the top and
bottom of the door. Remove handle.
Replace the base grille. Lower the refrigerator door
onto the bottom hinge pin.
Shut the door, making sure to align the door with the
cabinet. Secure the door to the cabinet with masking
tape. Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against
the cabinet and is not folded.
Move the screws on the right side of the door to the
handle screw hole on the left side.
Screws
Move the large plug button from the left edge of the
door and insert it into the hole on the opposite side.
Plug Button
Reattach the handle on the opposite side using the
holes closest to the edge of the door.
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
9 INSTALL CENTER HINGE
(CONT.)
10 REHANG THE FREEZER DOOR
BRACKET ON LEFT SIDE
Lower the freezer door onto the center hinge pin.
Remove the screw hole cover from the left side and
insert it into the screw holes on the right side.
Insert the center hinge pin into the hinge hole on top
of the refrigerator door.
Attach the center hinge to the cabinet with screws.
Shut the door, making sure to align the door with
the cabinet.
Insert the top hinge pin into the hinge hole on top
of the freezer door. Attach the hinge to the top of the
cabinet loosely with the screws.
Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against the
cabinet and is not folded.
Support the door on the handle side and make sure
the door is straight and the gap between the doors
is even across the front. While holding the door in
place, tighten the top hinge screws. Replace the
hinge cover.
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Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators.
Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer
technology.
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal.
■ The new high efficiency compressor may run faster
and longer than your old refrigerator and you may
hear a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound while
it is operating.
■ Sometimes the refrigerator runs for an extended period,
especially when the doors are opened frequently. This
means that the Frost Guard™ feature is working to
prevent freezer burn and improve food preservation.
■ You may hear a whooshing sound when the doors close.
This happens when the refrigerator is first plugged
in, when the doors are opened frequently or when
a large amount of food is added to the refrigerator
or freezer compartments. The fans are helping to
maintain the correct temperatures.
■ If either door is open for over 3 minutes, you may
hear the fans come on in order to cool the light
bulbs.
■ The fans change speeds in order to provide optimal
cooling and energy savings.
CLICKS, POPS,
CRACKS and CHIRPS
■ You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the
refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the
refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
■ The compressor may cause a clicking or chirping
■ The electronic control board may cause a clicking
sound when relays activate to control refrigerator
components.
■ Expansion and contraction of cooling coils during
and after defrost can cause a cracking or popping
sound.
■ The flow of refrigerant through the freezer cooling
coils may make a gurgling noise like boiling water.
■ Water dropping on the defrost heater can cause a
sizzling, popping or buzzing sound during the
defrost cycle.
■ A water dripping noise may occur during the defrost
cycle as ice melts from the evaporator and flows into
the drain pan.
■ Closing the door may cause a gurgling sound due to
pressure equalization.
■ On models with an icemaker, after an icemaking
cycle, you may hear the ice cubes dropping into
the ice bucket.
Consumer Support
For additional information on normal
icemaker operating sounds, see the
About the automatic icemaker section.
Troubleshooting Tips
sound when attempting to restart (this could take
up to 5 minutes).
WATER SOUNDS
Installation Instructions
This is due to pressure equalizing within the refrigerator.
■ You may hear the fans spinning at high speeds.
Operating Instructions
HUMMM...
WHOOSH...
Safety Instructions
Normal operating sounds.
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Installation Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Refrigerator does not
operate
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
• Wait about 40 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Either or both controls
set to 0 (off) position.
• Move the refrigerator and freezer 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.
Vibration or rattling
(slight vibration
is normal)
Leveling legs need adjusting.
•See Leveling legs.
Motor operates for
long periods or cycles
on and off frequently.
(Modern refrigerators
with more storage
space and a larger
freezer require more
operating time. They
start and stop often
to maintain even
temperatures.)
Normal when refrigerator
is first plugged in.
• 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 controls
set at the coldest
setting.
• See About the controls.
Temperature control not set
cold enough.
• See About the controls.
Warm weather or frequent
door openings.
• Set the temperature control one step colder.
See About the controls.
Door left open.
•Check to see if package is holding door open.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
Refrigerator or freezer
compartment too warm
Frost or ice crystals
on frozen food
(frost within package
is normal)
Automatic icemaker
(on some models)
does not work
Frequent “buzzing”
sound
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Too frequent or too long
door openings.
Icemaker power switch
is in the O (off) position.
Water supply turned off or
not connected.
Freezer compartment
too warm.
• Set the power switch to the I (on) position.
• See Installing the water line.
• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely
cool down.
Piled up cubes in the storage
bin cause the icemaker
to shut off.
•Level cubes by hand.
Ice cubes stuck in icemaker.
(Green power light on
icemaker blinking.)
•Turn off the icemaker, remove cubes and turn the
icemaker back on.
Icemaker power switch is in the
•Set the power switch to the O (off) position. Keeping it
I (on) position, but the water supply in the I (on) position will damage the water valve.
to the refrigerator has not been
connected.
What To Do
Ice cubes have
odor/taste
Ice storage bin needs cleaning.
• Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
Food transmitting odor/taste
to ice cubes.
• Wrap foods well.
Interior of refrigerator
needs cleaning.
•See Care and cleaning.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
Temperature control not set
cold enough.
•See About the controls.
No ice cube
production
Supply line or shutoff
valve is clogged.
• Call a plumber.
Refrigerator has odor
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.
Slow ice cube freezing
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Possible Causes
Operating Instructions
Problem
Safety Instructions
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Interior light does
not work
No power at outlet.
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Light bulb burned out.
•See Replacing the light bulb.
Hot air from bottom
of refrigerator
Normal air flow cooling
motor. In the refrigeration
process, it is normal that
heat be expelled in the
area under the refrigerator.
Some floor coverings are
sensitive and will discolor
at these normal and
safe temperatures.
Food freezing in
the refrigerator
Food too close to air vent.
•Move the food away from the air vent (near the controls).
Refrigerator control is set
too cold.
•Move the refrigerator control to a warmer temperature.
Door does not close
by itself
Leveling legs need adjusting.
•See Leveling legs.
Orange glow in
the freezer
Defrost heater is on.
• This is normal.
Consumer Support
Too frequent or too
long door openings.
Troubleshooting Tips
Moisture collects inside
(in humid weather, air
carries moisture into
refrigerator when doors
are opened)
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
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or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
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Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
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GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
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Any part of the refrigerator (excluding water filter cartridge) which fails due to a defect in
materials or workmanship. During this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge,
all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part.
Five Years
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator and all
connecting tubing) which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
full five-year sealed refrigerating system warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor
and in-home service to replace the defective part in the sealed refrigerating system.
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Improper installation.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or
used for other than the intended purpose or
used commercially.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Loss of food due to spoilage.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home
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Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives
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■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
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Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
Safety Instructions
Refrigerator Warranty.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally
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