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GE HTS22GBMWW Installation Instructions
Top-Freezer
Refrigerators
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Safety Instructions
Adapter Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Connect Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Extension Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Proper Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Owner’s Manual &
Installation Instructions
Models 22, 25
Operating Instructions
Additional Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Crispers and Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8
Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 6
Care and Cleaning
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Replacing the Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . .10
Installation Instructions
Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Reversing the Door Swing . . . . . .16–20
Water Line Installation . . . . . . . .12–16
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . .21–23
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . .21
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . .Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
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.
200D2461P002 39-60294
08-03 JR
WARNING!
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
■ This refrigerator must be properly installed
and located in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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 the controls to the 0 (off) position does
not remove power to the light circuit. On some
models, only the refrigerator control has a
0 (off) setting.
■ Do not refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed completely.
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
Troubleshooting Tips
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR
Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous…even if they
will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting
rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the
instructions below to help prevent accidents.
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Refrigerator or Freezer:
Refrigerants
All refrigeration products contain refrigerants,
which under federal law must be removed prior
to product disposal. If you are getting rid of an
old refrigeration product, check with the company
handling the disposal about what to do.
■ Take off the doors.
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■ Leave the shelves in place so that children
may not easily climb inside.
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against the
use of an extension cord.
However, if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL-listed (in the United
States) or a CSA-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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
If the adapter ground terminal breaks, DO NOT USE
the refrigerator until a proper ground has been
established.
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.
Operating Instructions
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.
Safety Instructions
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The controls will look like one of the following:
ADJUST FREEZER TEMP
ACTIVATE LOCK
WARMER
HOLD
3 SECS
COLDER
9 IS COLDEST
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
About the controls on the refrigerator.
ADJUST REFRIGERATOR TEMP
COLDER
WARMER
9 IS COLDEST
Installation Instructions
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Initially, set the refrigerator control at 5 and the freezer control at 5
and allow 12–24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.
• If both controls are set at 0 and either COLDER pad is pressed, the
controls will automatically reset to 5.
Setting the controls to 0 stops cooling in both the refrigerator and
freezer compartments but does not shut off electrical power to
the refrigerator. On some models, only the refrigerator control has
a 0 setting.
Touch pad controls
• Setting either control at 0 will automatically set the other control at 0.
The zeros will blink until you set the controls.
Control settings will vary based on personal preferences, usage and
operating conditions and may require more than one adjustment.
Locking the Controls (on some models)
This feature allows you to lock the controls
so the settings cannot be changed.
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To lock the controls:
Set the controls to the desired settings.
Press and hold the lock pad for 3 seconds.
Press and hold the lock pad for
3 seconds.
After unlocking the controls, the settings
will be displayed, the lock indicator light
will go out and the settings can be changed.
When the controls are locked, the indicator
light will come on and the control settings
will not be displayed.
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To unlock the controls:
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Not all features are on all models.
Rearranging the Shelves
Shelves in the refrigerator and freezer compartments are adjustable.
Refrigerator Compartment
Safety Instructions
About the shelves and bins.
To remove:
Operating Instructions
Tilt the shelf up at the front.
Lift the shelf up at the back and bring
the shelf out.
Some models have wire shelves that
can be adjusted in the same manner.
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:
Lift up the left side of the shelf and
slide it left into the center of the shelf
supports.
Rotate the right side of the shelf up and
out of the shelf supports.
Holding the shelf diagonally, insert the
left end of the shelf into the center of
the shelf supports on the side wall at the
desired level.
Troubleshooting Tips
To replace:
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.
Insert the right end of the shelf into the
shelf supports at the same level. Rest
each end of the shelf on the bottom of
the shelf supports.
Spillproof Shelves (on some models)
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Spillproof shelves have special edges to
help prevent spills from dripping to lower
shelves. To remove or replace the shelves,
see Rearranging the Shelves.
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Safety Instructions
About the shelves and bins.
Slide-Out Spillproof Shelf (on some models)
The slide-out spillproof shelf allows you
to reach items stored behind others. The
special edges are designed to help prevent
spills from dripping to lower shelves.
To remove:
Remove all items from shelf.
Operating Instructions
Slide the shelf out until it stops.
Finger hold
Snugger
Installation Instructions
Lower the shelf into place until it is
horizontal and slide the shelf in.
Continue pulling the shelf forward
until it can be removed.
Make sure you push the shelves all the way in
before you close the door.
Adjustable Bins on the Door
Adjustable bins can easily be carried from
refrigerator to work area.
Non-Adjustable Shelves on the Door
To remove: Lift the shelf straight up, then
pull out.
To replace: Engage the shelf in the molded
supports on the door and push down.
It will lock in place.
Troubleshooting Tips
Slide the shelf in until the central tabs
are slightly behind the front bar.
Make sure that the shelf sits flat after reinstallation
and doesn’t move freely from side to side.
To replace or relocate: Engage the bin in the
molded supports of the door, and push in.
Bin will lock in place.
Freezer Tilt Out Bin (on some models)
Push the button as you tilt out the bin.
To remove: Hold the sides of the bin and
lift it straight up, then pull out.
To replace: Engage the ends of the bin
in the molded supports on the door and
push down. It will lock in place.
NOTE: Do not overload the bin.
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Place the rear shelf tabs just in front of
the central notches on the shelf frame.
Lift the front edge of the shelf until the
central tabs are above the front bar.
To remove: Lift the bin straight up, then
pull out.
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To replace:
The snugger helps prevent tipping, spilling
or sliding of small items stored on the door
shelf. Grip the finger hold near the rear of
the snugger and move it to fit your needs.
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Shelf Saver Rack (on some models)
Slide-out beverage rack holds 12 cans of
soda or 2 wine/water bottles (lengthwise).
It can be removed for cleaning.
To remove, slide the rack out to the stop
position, lift the rack up and past the stop
position and lift it out.
Operating Instructions
About the crispers and pans.
Not all features are on all models.
Fruit and Vegetable Crisper
Installation Instructions
Excess water that may accumulate in the
bottom of the drawers or under the drawers
should be wiped dry.
Adjustable Humidity Crisper (on some models)
Slide the control all the way to the
HIGH setting to provide high humidity
recommended for most vegetables.
Slide the control all the way to the LOW
setting to provide lower humidity levels
recommended for most fruits.
To remove, slide the pan out to the stop
position, lift the pan up and past the
stop position and lift it out.
Adjustable Temperature Deli Pan (on some models)
You can move the pan to any location if
you don’t want the extra cold storage.
The settings can be adjusted anywhere
between cold
and coldest
.
When set at cold, the pan will stay at the
normal refrigerator temperature.
Consumer Support
When the pan is placed in the top 6 slots on
the left side and the lever is set at COLDEST,
air from the freezer is forced around the
pan to keep it very cold.
Troubleshooting Tips
Snack Pan (on some models)
This pan can be moved to the most
useful location for your family’s needs.
Safety Instructions
About the additional features.
The coldest setting provides the coldest
storage area.
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Not all features are on all models.
Crisper Removal
To Remove:
These drawers can be removed easily by
lifting up slightly while pulling the drawer
past the stop location.
When the door cannot be fully opened,
remove the drawer farthest from the door
first. Make sure the drawer closest to the
door is fully closed. There is a latch at the
front of the center slide rail. Push down on
the latch and slide the center slide rail, to
which the drawer is attached, away from
the door. Remove the drawer.
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
Green
Power Light
Feeler Arm
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.
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.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
About crisper removal.
Throw away the first few batches of ice
to allow the water line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep
of the feeler arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler
arm, the icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be joined
together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes
will become cloudy, taste stale 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
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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.
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.
Safety Instructions
neutralizes odors. Thoroughly rinse and wipe
dry.
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.
Operating Instructions
Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.
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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.
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.
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
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.
Pull the refrigerator straight out and return it to
position by pushing it straight in. Moving the
refrigerator in a side direction may result in
damage to the floor covering or refrigerator.
When pushing the refrigerator back, make sure you don’t
roll over the power cord or icemaker supply line (on some
models).
Preparing for Vacation
Set the icemaker power switch to the O (off)
position and shut off the water supply to the
refrigerator.
If the temperature can drop below freezing, have
a qualified servicer drain the water supply system
(on some models) to prevent serious property
damage due to flooding.
Preparing to Move
Secure all loose items such as base grille,
shelves and drawers by taping them securely
in place to prevent damage.
Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position
during moving.
Troubleshooting Tips
For long vacations or absences, remove food and
unplug the refrigerator. Move the freezer control
to the O (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.
Installation Instructions
Behind the Refrigerator
Consumer Support
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Turning the control to the 0 (off) position does not remove power to the light circuit.
Refrigerator Compartment
CAUTION: Light bulbs may be hot.
Unplug the refrigerator.
The bulbs are located at the top of
the refrigerator compartment near
the opening. On some models, a light
shield will have to be removed.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Replacing the light bulbs.
Replace the bulb with an appliance
bulb of the same or lower wattage.
On models with a light shield, replace
the light shield.
Plug the refrigerator back in.
To remove the light shield, grasp the
shield as shown. Squeeze the shield
and rotate the shield toward the back
of the refrigerator. The light shield
will pop out.
Freezer Compartment Light (on some models)
Installation Instructions
CAUTION: Light bulbs may be hot.
Unplug the refrigerator.
Light shield
The bulb is located behind a light
shield at the back of the freezer
compartment. To remove, squeeze
the top and bottom of the shield and
pull the shield off.
After replacing with an appliance bulb
of the same or lower wattage, replace
the shield.
Plug the refrigerator back in.
Freezer Compartment Dome Light (on some models)
Troubleshooting Tips
CAUTION: Light bulbs may be hot.
Pocket
Unplug the refrigerator.
Consumer Support
The bulb is located at the top of the
freezer compartment inside the dome
light shield. To remove the shield, place
your finger in the pocket at the back
of the shield. Pull the shield forward
and down.
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After replacing with an appliance
bulb of the same or lower wattage,
replace the shield.
Plug the refrigerator back in.
Installation
Instructions
Refrigerator
Models 22 and 25
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
CLEARANCES
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical
connections.
•
IMPORTANT –
Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
•
Observe all
governing codes and ordinances.
• Sides 1/8″ (4 mm)
• Top 1″ (25 mm)
• Back 1″ (25 mm)
•
Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
If the refrigerator is against a wall on either side, allow
a 1/8″ (3 mm) door clearance.
IMPORTANT –
instructions with the Consumer.
•
Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions
for future reference.
ROLLERS
• Skill level – Installation of this appliance requires
basic mechanical skills.
The rollers have 3 purposes:
■ Rollers adjust so the doors close on their own when
• Completion time – Refrigerator Installation
15 minutes
opened about 45°.
■ Rollers adjust so the refrigerator is firmly positioned
• Proper installation is the responsibility
of the installer.
on the floor and does not wobble.
■ Rollers allow you to move the refrigerator away from
• Product failure due to improper installation
is not covered under the Warranty.
the wall for cleaning.
To adjust the rollers:
Remove the base grille by
positioning hands as shown.
WATER SUPPLY TO THE ICEMAKER
Rotate the bottom of the
grille outward until the clips
snap out.
(ON SOME MODELS)
If the refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have to be
connected to a cold water line. A water supply kit
(containing tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and
instructions) is available at extra cost from your dealer,
or from Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Pull the grille away from the
refrigerator.
Using a screwdriver, turn
the two front roller adjusting
screws clockwise to raise
the refrigerator,
counterclockwise to lower it.
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.
Replace the grille so the
notch in the grille will fit
around the bottom door
hinge.
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will go above 100°F (37°C) because it will not
perform properly.
Tilt the top of the grille
toward the refrigerator and
insert the long metal clips
into the top of the oval
openings at the bottom of
the refrigerator.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully
loaded.
Rotate the bottom of the grille toward
the refrigerator until it snaps into place.
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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 refrigerator tubing kits WX08X10002,
WX08X10006, WX08X10015 and WX08X10025.
When connecting your refrigerator to a reverse
osmosis water system, follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
• Copper or approved plastic 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.
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 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.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook
up the water line to the hot water line.
Approved plastic refrigerator tubing kits are available
in the following lengths:
2′ (0.6 m)
6′ (1.8 m)
15′ (4.6 m)
25′ (7.6 m)
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.
– WX08X10002
– WX08X10006
– WX08X10015
– WX08X10025
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8′ (2.4 m)
as described above.
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.
NOTE: The only approved plastic tubing is that
supplied in the refrigerator tubing kits listed above.
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.
All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
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Installation Instructions
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used
drinking water line.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.)
• A 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 an approved plastic 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 approved plastic
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 an approved 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
Approved
Plastic Tubing
5 TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Packing Nut
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
Outlet Valve
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush the
tubing.
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.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Ferrule (sleeve)
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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9 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
9 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR (CONT.)
REFRIGERATOR
Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to
hold it in a vertical position. You may need to
pry open the clamp.
NOTES:
• Before making the connection to the refrigerator,
be sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged
into the wall outlet.
1/4″ Tubing
• 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
an approved plastic refrigerator tubing kit,
you will need an additional tube (WX08X10002)
to connect the filter. Do not cut plastic tube to
install filter.
Tubing Clamp
1/4″ Compression Nut
Ferrule (sleeve)
Approved
Plastic Tubing
Remove the access cover.
Refrigerator
Connection
10 TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten any connections that leak.
Remove the plastic flexible cap from the water
valve (refrigerator connection).
Reattach the access cover.
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
onto the end of the tubing as shown. On an
approved plastic refrigerator tubing kit, the
nuts are already assembled to the tubing.
Insert the end of the tubing into the water valve
connection as far as possible. While holding the
tubing, tighten the fitting.
For plastic tubing from an approved plastic
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.
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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.
Phillips screwdriver
5/16″ Head socket driver
3/4″ Head socket driver
(a 6-point socket is
recommended)
• 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.
Putty knife or
thin-blade screwdriver
IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the
cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed.
Masking tape
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.
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1 REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR
2 REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR
DOOR
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
Remove the center hinge pin with a 3/4″ socket.
Hinge Pin
Remove the hinge cover on top of the freezer door
(on some models).
Remove the two 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.
CAUTION: Do not let door drop to the floor.
To do so could damage the door stop.
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the
cabinet. Lift it off the center hinge pin.
3 TRANSFER TOP HINGE TO
THE LEFT
Set the door on a non-scratching surface with
the inside up.
Interchange hinge and screws at top right with
screws at the top left of cabinet.
Do not tighten screws on hinge side at this time.
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
4 TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE
(CONT.)
5 TRANSFER CENTER HINGE
BRACKET TO THE LEFT
BRACKET TO THE LEFT
Remove the base grille by pulling it straight out.
Remove the center hinge bracket by removing
the three screws.
Using a socket driver, move the bottom hinge
bracket from the right side to the left side.
NOTE: Keep these screws with the hinge bracket.
They are long screws and will be used when
installing the hinge on the other side.
NOTE: If the washer is not on the hinge bracket,
check to see if it is stuck to the bottom of the door.
You will need to remove the color-matched cap
from the screw head before you can remove the
screw. Use the edge of a thin flat blade to gently pry
the caps off the screw heads. (A putty knife works
well for this.) Cover the blade with tape to prevent
scratching the paint.
Remove the mullion cover from the left side using
the thin flat blade. Assemble it to the right side.
Remove the screw from the center left side of the
cabinet. Screw it into the holes on the right side.
Place the center hinge bracket over the holes at the
center left side of the cabinet. Insert and tighten the
three long screws.
Replace the cap by snapping it over the screw with
your finger.
Screw Cap
Mullion Cover
6 TRANSFER DOOR STOPS
On each door, move the metal door stop from the
right to the left.
Move any screws from the left to the right.
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7 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR
7 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT (CONT.)
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
To remove the handle: Remove the plug button 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
Handle Plug
Reinstalling the handle: Attach the handle to the
right side of the door.
Remove the two screws holding the handle to the
top of the door.
Long Handle
Long Handle
Short Handle
Short Handle
Short
Screw
Hole
Handle
Plug
Handle
Plug
Hole
Handle
Plug
Handle
Plug
Pin
Pin
After removing the handle: Move the small plug
buttons from the top right side of the door top and
insert them into the holes on the opposite side.
Small Plug
Buttons
Move the large plug button from the left edge
of the door and insert it into the hole on the
opposite side.
Plug Button
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
8 TRANSFER FREEZER DOOR
(CONT.)
9 REHANG THE REFRIGERATOR
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
DOOR
Remove the screws holding the handle to the top
and bottom of the door. Remove handle.
Lower the refrigerator door onto the bottom
hinge pin.
Straighten the door and line it up with the center
hinge bracket.
Reinstall the center hinge pin with a 3/4″ socket.
Turn it until it extends through the hinge bracket
and into the door.
Move the plug button on the right side of the door
to the handle screw hole on the left side.
Hinge Pin
Reattach the handle on the opposite side using the
holes closest to the edge of the door.
Center Hinge
Bracket
10 REHANG THE FREEZER DOOR
Lower the freezer door onto the center hinge pin.
Center Hinge Pin
Lift the top hinge so the pin fits into the door
socket.
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.
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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.
■ You may hear a whooshing sound when the doors close.
This is due to pressure equalizing within the refrigerator.
■ Electronic models only:
maintain the correct temperatures.
■ Electronic models only:
■ You may hear the fans spinning at high speeds.
This happens when the refrigerator is first plugged in,
when the doors are opened frequently or when a large
amount of food is added to the refrigerator or freezer
compartments.
■ 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
■ The compressor may cause a clicking or chirping
sound when attempting to restart (this could take
up to 5 minutes).
■ 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.
■ On models with an icemaker, after an icemaking cycle,
you may hear the ice cubes dropping into the ice bucket.
■ The flow of refrigerant through the freezer cooling
coils may make a gurgling noise like boiling water.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the
refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the
refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
WATER SOUNDS
Installation Instructions
■ 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 the fans spinning. The fans help to
Operating Instructions
HUMMM...
WHOOSH...
Safety Instructions
Normal operating sounds.
■ 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.
Consumer Support
For additional information on normal
icemaker operating sounds, see the
About the automatic icemaker section.
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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.
The controls are set to
the O (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)
Rollers need adjusting.
•See Rollers.
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 12–24 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 12–24 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 I (on) position, but the
water supply to the refrigerator
has not been connected.
•Set the power switch to the O (off) position. Keeping it
in the I (on) position will damage the water valve.
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 bulbs.
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
Rollers need adjusting.
•See Rollers.
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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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Installation Instructions
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Center, or an
authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service, on-line,
24 hours a day, visit us at www.Hotpoint.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737).
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
For The Period Of:
We 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 full one-year warranty, we 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 additional four-year limited warranty, we will also provide, free of charge, all
labor and in-home service to replace the defective part.
What Is Not Covered:
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
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.
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
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Refrigerator Warranty. (For customers in the United States)
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Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
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Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
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Safety Instructions
Notes.
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Notes.
Consumer Support.
Hotpoint Website
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Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the Hotpoint Website 24 hours a day,
any day of the year! You can also shop for more great Hotpoint products and take advantage of
all of our on-line support services designed for your convenience.
Schedule Service
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Expert Hotpoint repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service
at your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal
business hours.
Real Life Design Studio
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GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by
people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and
mental abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen
design ideas for people with disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call
800.TDD.GEAC (800.833.4322).
Extended Warranties
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Purchase a Hotpoint 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. Hotpoint 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 Hotpoint, contact us on our Website with all the
details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations
Hotpoint, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Register Your Appliance
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Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for
enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.
You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.
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