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GE TBX10SNBLWH Use and Care Manual
UseandCareGuide
Refrigerator
Safety Instructions ........................ 3
Problem Solver ...................... 11, 12
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Operating Instructions, Tips
Air Discharge Outlet ......................................5
Food Storage Suggestions...........................5
Ice Trays ........................................................... 4
Shelves ............................................................. 4
Temperature Control Dial............................ 4
Preparation
Clearances....................................................... 7
Location ........................................................... 7
Leveling Legs.................................................. 7
Reversing the Door Swing ................... 9, 10
Vacation and Moving Precautions ............ 7
Care and Cleaning
Beneath and Behind the Refrigerator....... 6
Cleaning Inside/Outside.............................. 6
Defrost Water Pan......................................... 6
Light Bulb Replacement............................... 6
Installation ............................................ 8
Adapter Plug ................................................... 8
Electrical Requirements............................... 8
Extension Cords ............................................. 8
Grounding........................................................ 8
Consumer Services .................. 13
Appliance Registration................................. 2
Important Phone Numbers....................... 13
Model and Serial Numbers ......................... 2
Repair Service................................................. 2
Warranty ....................................... Back Cover
Model: TBX10
GE Appliances
Part No. 162D3949P003
Pub. No. 49-60042
9-99 JR
Printed in the United States
HELP US HELP YOU
Write down the model and serial numbers.
Read this guide carefully.
You’ll see them on a label on the back of
the refrigerator.
These numbers are also on the Consumer
Product Ownership Registration Card that came
with your refrigerator.
Before sending in the registration card, please write
these numbers here:
It is intended to help you operate and maintain your
new refrigerator properly.
Keep it handy for answers to your questions.
If you don’t understand something or need more
help, call:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Model Number
If you received a damaged refrigerator…
Serial Number
Use these model and serial numbers in any
correspondence or service calls concerning your
refrigerator.
Immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold
you the refrigerator.
Save time and money.
Before you request service…
Check the Problem Solver. It lists minor operating
problems that you can correct yourself.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
To obtain service, see the Consumer Services page in
the back of this guide.
We’re proud of our service and want you to be pleased.
If for some reason you are not happy with the service
you receive, here are steps to follow for further help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In most
cases this will solve the problem.
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NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details—including your phone number—to:
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
WARNING—When using this
appliance, always exercise basic safety
precautions, including the following:
• Use this appliance only for its intended purpose
as described in this Use and Care Guide.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
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:
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so that children
may not easily climb inside.
CFC Disposal
Your old refrigerator has a cooling system that
used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are
believed to harm stratospheric ozone.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator,
make sure the CFC refrigerant is removed for
proper disposal by a qualified servicer. If you
intentionally release this CFC refrigerant you
can be subject to fines and imprisonment under
provisions of environmental legislation.
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Important Safety Instructions
• This refrigerator must be properly
installed and located in accordance
with the Installation Instructions
before it is used. If you did not receive an
Installation Instructions sheet with your
refrigerator, you can obtain one by calling, toll
free, the GE Answer Center®, 800.626.2000.
• 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 electrical
service 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 the plug or connector end.
• When moving your refrigerator away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
• Do not allow children to climb, stand or hang
on the shelves in the refrigerator. They could
damage the refrigerator and seriously injure
themselves.
• After your refrigerator is in operation,
do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment, particularly when hands are
damp or wet. Skin may adhere to these extremely
cold surfaces.
• Don’t refreeze frozen foods which have thawed
completely.
• Unplug your refrigerator before
cleaning and making repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that
any servicing be performed by a
qualified individual.
• Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, the
refrigerator should be unplugged in order to avoid
contact with a live wire filament. (A burned-out
light bulb may break when being replaced.)
NOTE: Turning control to OFF position does not
remove power to the light circuit.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
OPERATING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Temperature Control Dial
The temperature control dial has settings from
“MIN” to MAX” plus “OFF”.
“MIN” is the warmest.
“MAX” is the coldest.
Intially set the temperature control dial at “3”.
After using the refrigerator for 24 hours, adjust the
temperature control to the setting that is best suited to
your needs.
NOTE:
• If the refrigerator is unplugged or turned off, you
must allow 3 minutes before starting it or plugging it
back in. If you attempt to restart it in less than 3
minutes, it will not start.
• Turning the temperature control dial to “OFF” stops
cooling but does not shut off power to the refrigerator.
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4
MAX
3
OFF
MIN
2
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SHELVES
Fresh Food Shelves
Freezer Compartment Shelf
The shelves may be
placed on any of the shelf
supports to meet your
varying storage needs.
The shelf may be removed for storage of large items.
Ice Trays
Ice trays are designed
to release ice cubes
easily. Hold tray upsidedown over a container
and twist both ends to
release cubes.
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For only one or two ice cubes, leave the tray
right-side up, twist both ends slightly and remove
desired number of cubes.
Wash the ice trays by hand. Do not put them in the
dishwasher. To remove mineral deposits, soak them in
a vinegar/water solution (half vinegar and half water).
Rinse well before using.
Operating Your Refrigerator
FOOD STORAGE SUGGESTIONS
Suggested storage times for meat and poultry*
Eating quality
drops after
time shown
DAYS IN
REFRIGERATOR
AT 35° to 40° F.
(2° to 4° C.)
MONTHS IN
FREEZER
AT 0° F.
(-18° C.)
Fresh Meats
Roasts (Beef & Lamb) ...................... 3 to 5
Roasts (Pork & Veal) ........................ 3 to 5
Steaks (Beef) .................................... 3 to 5
Chops (Lamb)................................... 3 to 5
Chops (Pork) .................................... 3 to 5
Ground & Stew Meats ...................... 1 to 2
Variety Meats .................................... 1 to 2
Sausage (Pork) ................................. 1 to 2
1
/
1 to 2
1 to 2
1 to 2
Freezing
not recommended.
1 2
Cooked Meats
Cooked Meats and Meat Dishes........ 3 to 4
Gravy & Meat Broth .......................... 1 to 2
DAYS IN
REFRIGERATOR
AT 35° to 40° F.
(2° to 4° C.)
MONTHS IN
FREEZER
AT 0° F.
(-18° C.)
Fresh Poultry
6 to 12
4 to 8
6 to 12
6 to 9
3 to 4
3 to 4
3 to 4
1 to 2
Processed Meats
Bacon ................................................... 7
Frankfurters.......................................... 7
Ham (Whole)........................................ 7
Ham (Half) ........................................ 3 to 5
Ham (Slices)......................................... 3
Luncheon Meats ............................... 3 to 5
Sausage (Smoked)............................... 7
Sausage (Dry & Semi-Dry) .............14 to 21
Eating quality
drops after
time shown
Chicken & Turkey (Whole) ................ 1 to 2
Chicken (Pieces) ............................... 1 to 2
Turkey (Pieces) ................................. 1 to 2
Duck & Goose (Whole)..................... 1 to 2
Giblets............................................... 1 to 2
12
9
6
6
3
Cooked Poultry
Pieces (Covered with Broth) ..............1 to 2
Pieces (Not Covered)........................ 3 to 4
Cooked Poultry Dishes ..................... 3 to 4
Fried Chicken .................................... 3 to 4
6
1
4 to 6
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(Other than for meats & poultry)
FREEZER
Most fruits and vegetables ................................................8-12 months
Lean fish.............................................................................6-8 months
Fatty fish, rolls and breads, soups, stew, casseroles .........2-3 months
Cakes, pies, sandwiches, leftovers (cooked),
ice cream (original carton) ............................................1 month max.
* U.S. Department of Agriculture
2 to 3
2 to 3
Meats, fish and poultry purchased from the store vary in quality and
age; consequently, safe storage time in your refrigerator will vary.
Tips on Freezing Foods
There are three essential requirements for efficient
home freezing.
1. Initial quality. Freeze only top-quality foods. Freezing
retains quality and flavor; it cannot improve quality.
2. Speed. The quicker fruits and vegetables are frozen
after picking, the better the frozen product will be.
You’ll save time, too, with less culling and sorting
to do.
3. Proper packaging. Use food wraps designed
especially for freezing.
To freeze meat, fish and poultry, wrap well in freezerweight foil (or other heavy-duty wrapping material),
forming it carefully to the shape of the contents. This
expels air. Fold and crimp ends of the package to provide
a good, lasting seal. Don’t refreeze meat that has been
completely thawed; meat, whether raw or cooked, can
be frozen successfully only once.
Fine-quality ice cream, with high cream content, will
normally require slightly lower temperatures than more
“airy” already-packaged brands with low cream content.
• It will be necessary to experiment to determine the
freezer compartment location and temperature
control setting to keep your ice cream at the right
serving temperature.
• The rear of the freezer compartment is slightly
colder than the front.
New techniques are constantly being developed.
Consult the County Extension Service or your local
Utility Company for the latest information on
freezing and storing foods.
Air Discharge Outlet
These outlets are located in both the Fresh Food and
Freezer compartments. Since cold air flows from
them, avoid blocking them with large items.
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Food Storage Suggestions
To store vegetables:
• Use the vegetable drawers. They have been designed to
preserve the natural moisture and freshness of produce.
• Covering vegetables with a moist towel helps
maintain crispness.
• As a further aid to freshness, prepackaged vegetables
can be stored in their original wrapping.
Unfrozen meats, fish, and poultry:
• Always remove store wrappings.
• Rewrap in foil, plastic wrap or wax paper and
refrigerate immediately.
Cheese:
• Wrap well with wax paper or aluminum foil, or put
in a plastic bag.
• Carefully wrap to expel air and help prevent mold.
• Store prepackaged cheese in its own wrapping if you wish.
Shelves
Fresh Food Storage Tips
CARE AND CLEANING
Cleaning—Outside
The door caps (top and bottom) can be cleaned with a
cloth dampened with a solution of mild liquid
dishwashing detergent and water. Dry with a soft
cloth. Do not wax the door caps.
Keep the finish clean. Wipe with a clean cloth, lightly
dampened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid
dishwashing detergent. Dry and polish with a clean,
soft cloth. Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled
dishwashing cloth or wet towel. These will leave a
residue that can damage the paint.
Do not use scouring pads, powders or cleaners
containing bleach because these products can
scratch and weaken the paint finish.
Protect the paint finish. With proper care, it will stay
new-looking and rust-free for years. Apply a coat of
kitchen/appliance wax when the refrigerator is new,
and then at least twice a year.
Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner (Cat. No. WR97X0216)
is available from GE Service and Parts Center.
Cleaning—Inside
Clean the inside of the fresh food and freezer
compartments at least once a year. Unplug refrigerator
before cleaning. If this is not practical, wring excess
moisture out of sponge or cloth when cleaning around
switches, lights or controls.
Apply an appliance wax/polish to the inside surface
between the doors.
Use warm water and baking soda solution—about a
tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of water. This
both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse thoroughly
with water and wipe dry.
Other parts of the refrigerator—including door
gaskets, vegetable drawer, ice trays and all plastic
parts—can be cleaned the same way. After cleaning
the door gaskets, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly
to the door gaskets at the hinge side. This helps keep
the gaskets from sticking and bending out of shape.
Do not use cleansing powders or other abrasive cleaners.
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking
soda in the rear of the refrigerator, on the top shelf.
Change the box every three months. An open box of
baking soda in the freezer will absorb stale freezer odors.
Do not wash any of your refrigerator’s plastic
parts in your automatic dishwasher.
Beneath and Behind the Refrigerator
In the refrigerator process, it is normal that heat is
expelled in the area under and behind the refrigerator.
Some synthetic floor coverings will discolor at these
normal and safe operating temperatures. Your floor
covering supplier should be consulted if you object
to this discoloration.
Care should be taken in moving your refrigerator
away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can
be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings and
those with embossed surfaces.
Defrost Water Pan
Light
The defrost water pan is on the back of the
refrigerator. To clean, remove the two screws and take
the pan to the sink. Wash it by hand in warm water
and mild detergent. Screw the pan securely in place to
prevent defrost water from spilling onto the floor.
A light bulb and socket
are located at the top of
the fresh food compartment
just behind the temperature
control panel. To replace
the bulb, unplug the
refrigerator from its
electrical outlet, unscrew
the bulb when cool, and
replace with same size bulb.
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PREPARATION
Clearances
Do not install refrigerator where temperature will
go below 60°F. because it will not run often enough
to maintain proper temperatures.
Do install it on a floor strong enough to support a
fully loaded refrigerator.
The location of your refrigerator is important. To save
energy avoid locating it next to a range, a heating vent
or where the sun will shine directly on it.
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation
and proper air circulation.
Top ....................................................................3″
Back ..................................................................1″
Leveling Legs
Leveling legs near each front corner of the
refrigerator are adjustable. They firmly position the
refrigerator and prevent it from moving when the
doors are opened. Leveling legs should be set so the
front of the refrigerator is raised just enough that the
doors close easily when opened about halfway.
Turn the leveling legs counterclockwise to raise the
refrigerator, clockwise to lower it.
Preparing to Move
Preparing for Vacation
Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet,
remove all food and clean and dry the interior.
Secure all loose items such as shelves, storage
drawers and ice trays by taping them securely in place
to prevent damage, and raise the leveling legs.
Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position
during actual moving and in the van. The refrigerator
must be secured in the van to prevent movement.
Protect the outside of the refrigerator with a blanket.
For extended vacations or absences, shut off
power to the refrigerator, turn the temperature control
to the “OFF” position, and clean the interior with
baking soda solution of one tablespoon of baking
soda to one quart of water. Wipe dry. To prevent
odors, leave an open box of baking soda in refrigerator.
Leave the doors open.
For shorter vacations, remove perishable foods and
leave the controls at regular settings. However, if
room temperature is expected to drop below 60°F.,
follow same instructions as for extended vacations.
Care and Cleaning
Refrigerator Location
Preparation
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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT…Please Read Carefully
How to Connect Electricity
For personal safety, this appliance must
be properly grounded.
The power cord of this
appliance is equipped
with a three-prong
(grounding) plug which
mates with a standard
three-prong (grounding)
wall outlet (Fig. 1) to
minimize the possibility
of electric shock hazard
from this appliance.
PREFERRED
METHOD
Insure proper
ground exists
before use
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a
qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is
properly grounded.
If you have only a standard two-prong wall outlet,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to
have it replaced with a properly grounded threeprong wall outlet.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES,
CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD (GROUNDING)
PRONG FROM THE POWER CORD.
Use of Adapter Plug
Because of potential
TEMPORARY METHOD
safety hazards under
(Adapter plugs not
permitted in Canada)
certain conditions, we
Align
large
strongly recommend
prongs/slots
against use of an adapter
plug. However, if you
still elect to use an
Insure proper ground and firm
adapter, where local
connection before use.
codes permit, a
TEMPORARY CONNECTION may be made to a
properly grounded two-prong wall outlet by use of a
UL-listed adapter (Fig. 2), 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.
CAUTION: Attaching adapter ground terminal to
wall outlet cover screw does not ground the appliance
unless cover screw is metal, and not insulated, and
wall outlet is grounded through house wiring. You
should have the circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
When disconnecting the power cord from the adapter,
always hold the adapter with one hand. If this is not
done, the adapter ground terminal is very likely to
break with repeated use.
Should the adapter ground terminal break, DO
NOT USE the appliance until a proper ground has
again been established.
Electrical Requirements
Use of Extension Cords
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 overheating wires.
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of
an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use an
extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a
UL listed 3-wire grounding type appliance extension
cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that
the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes
(minimum) and 120 volts.
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
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 (merely reverse all references
to left and right).
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Read these instructions all the way through
before starting.
• Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical
outlet.
• Empty all door shelves.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for
the doors.
ONCE YOU BEGIN
• Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint.
• Set screws down by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places.
• When reinstalling door hinges, be sure to use
the same number of shims and washers as
were originally used.
TOOLS REQUIRED
• Blade screwdriver
• Phillips screwdriver
• 5/16″ socket wrench
Hinge Cap
Upper Hexagonal
Head Screws
Upper Hinge
Hinge Cap
Hinge Stopper
Middle Hinge Plastic
Cover and Screw
Middle Hinge
Middle Hexagonal
Head Screws
Spacer
Hinge Cap
Leg Spacer
Refrigerator Door
Hinge Stopper
Leg
Leg
Lower Hexagonal
Head Screws
Screws
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
(continued)
Refer to the disassembly diagram and change the
door hinges in the following procedure.
The numbers in the diagram indicate the
procedure order in the instructions.
1. Remove the hinge cap by twisting it off.
2. Remove the upper hexagonal head screws.
The freezer door can now be removed.
3. Remove the middle hexagonal head screws.
The refrigerator door can now be removed.
Tilt the refrigerator back or lay it on its back
for steps 4, 5, and 6. Use a pad or blanket to
protect the floor and to avoid scratching the
painted finish.
4. Remove the leveling legs by turning them
counterclockwise. Remove the lower
hexagonal head screws, two on the hinge
side and one near the front corner of the
other side.
5. Attach the left side leg and leg spacer to the
other side hole which was positioned
symmetrically.
6. Attach the bottom hinge symmetrically to
the other side of the cabinet.
7. Remove the upper hinge plastic pins and
insert them in the holes from which the
screws were removed in Procedure 2.
8. Remove the middle hinge plastic cover and
screw. Insert the cover in the hole from
which the screws were removed in
Procedure 3.
9. Take off the hinge collar caps using a
screwdriver and insert them in the hinge
collars on the opposite side.
10. Remove the freezer door hinge stopper and
install it in the other side of the door.
11. Remove the refrigerator door hinge stopper
and the hinge stopper screws and install
them in the other side of the door.
12. Attach the refrigerator door to the bottom
hinge.
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13. Rotate the middle hinge 180°. Attach it to the
refrigerator door with the spacer and secure it
with a screw. (Do not tighten the screw
completely.)
CAUTION: Door gasket may rub or interfere with
middle hinge. If this happens, remove washers
on bottom hinge, one at a time until there is no
interference.
14. Attach the freezer door to the middle hinge
and use the screws to attach the upper hinge
and spacer. (Do not tighten the screws
completely.)
15. The direction in which the doors open has
now been changed; however, the following
points should be checked:
a. Make sure both doors are on straight.
b. Make sure that there is no space between
the door gaskets and the refrigerator unit
itself when the doors are closed.
c. Make sure that the gasket on the hinged
side is not caught between the door and the
unit when the door is opened or closed.
(If the door is forced closed when the gasket
is caught, the gasket may be damaged.)
When checking the above points, if it is
discovered that the doors are not installed
properly (this is apt to happen at the first try),
loosen the screws holding the upper and middle
hinges, straighten the doors and tighten the
screws slowly with the socket wrench. After
making sure that the doors are installed
correctly, tighten all the screws holding the
hinges.
If they are not tightened, the doors may slip out
of position or there may be an opening between
the doors and the unit.
QUESTIONS?
USE THIS PROBLEM SOLVER
REFRIGERATOR DOES
NOT OPERATE
• May be in defrost cycle when motor does not operate for about 30 minutes.
• Temperature control in “OFF” position.
• If interior light is not on, refrigerator may not be plugged in at wall outlet.
• If plug is secure and the refrigerator still fails to operate, plug a lamp or a small
appliance into the same outlet to determine if there is a tripped circuit breaker
or burned fuse.
MOTOR OPERATES FOR
LONG PERIODS
• Modern refrigerators with more storage space and a larger freezer compartment
require more operating time.
• Normal when refrigerator is first delivered to your home—usually requires 24
hours to completely cool down.
• Large amounts of food placed in refrigerator to be cooled or frozen.
• Hot weather—frequent door openings.
• Door left open.
• Temperature control is set too cold.
MOTOR STARTS AND
STOPS FREQUENTLY
• Temperature control starts and stops motor to maintain even temperatures.
VIBRATION OR RATTLING
• If refrigerator vibrates, more than likely it is not resting solidly on the floor.
The front leveling legs need adjusting, or floor is weak or uneven. Refer to
Leveling Legs in the Preparation section of this guide.
OPERATING SOUNDS
• The high speed compressor motor required to maintain near zero temperatures in
the freezer compartment may produce higher sound levels than your old refrigerator.
• If the refrigerator touches a wall, there may be noise from vibration.
• Normal fan air flow—a fan blows cold air through the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
• These NORMAL sounds will also be heard from time to time:
• Defrost timer switch clicks at defrost.
• Defrost water dripping.
• Temperature control clicks on or off.
• Refrigerant boiling or gurgling.
• Cracking or popping of cooling coils caused by expansion and contraction
during defrost and refrigeration following defrost.
OUTSIDE OF THE
REFRIGERATOR FEELS
WARM
• This is normal. The heat prevents moisture from forming on the outside surface
and does not affect the inside temperature.
FRESH FOOD OR
FREEZER COMPARTMENT
TEMPERATURE TOO WARM
• Temperature control not set cold enough.
• Warm weather—frequent door openings.
• Door left open for too long a time.
• Package holding door open or blocking air duct in freezer compartment.
• Air discharge outlets obstructed by large items.
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The Problem Solver
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Reversing the Door Swing
PROBLEM
PROBLEM SOLVER
(continued)
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
FROST OR ICE CRYSTALS
ON FROZEN FOOD
• Frost within package is normal.
• Door may have been left ajar or there may be a package holding the door open.
• Too frequent or too long door openings.
SLOW FREEZING OF
ICE CUBES
• Door may have been left ajar.
• Turn temperature control to colder setting.
ICE CUBES HAVE
ODOR/TASTE
• Old cubes need to be discarded.
• Unsealed packages in refrigerator and or/freezer compartments may be
transmitting odor/taste to ice cubes.
• Interior of refrigerator needs cleaning.
MOISTURE
COLLECTS INSIDE
• Too frequent or too long door openings.
• In humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator when doors are opened.
REFRIGERATOR HAS ODOR
• Foods with strong odors should be tightly covered.
• Check for spoiled food.
• Interior needs cleaning.
• Defrost water pan needs cleaning.
• Keep open box of baking soda in refrigerator; replace every three months.
WATER ON FLOOR
• Defrost water pan not securely set.
If you need more help...call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
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NOTES
The Problem Solver
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The GE parts system provides access to over 47,000
parts…and all GE Genuine Renewal Parts are fully
warranted. VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards
are accepted.
User maintenance instructions contained in this booklet
cover procedures intended to be performed by any user.
Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified
service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since
improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.
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Consumer Services
A GE consumer service professional will provide expert repair service,
scheduled at a time that’s convenient for you. Many GE Consumer Service
company-operated locations offer you service today or tomorrow, or at your
convenience (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays).
Our factory-trained technicians know your appliance inside and out—so most
repairs can be handled in just one visit.
YOUR GE REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
WHAT IS COVERED
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
• Service trips to your home to teach
you how to use the product.
Read your Use and Care material.
If you then have any questions
about operating the product,
please contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
Staple sales slip or cancelled check
here. Proof of original purchase date
is needed to obtain service
under warranty.
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor in
your home to repair or replace
any part of the refrigerator
that fails because of a
manufacturing defect.
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
For five years from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor in
your home to repair or replace any
part of the sealed refrigerating
system (the compressor,
condenser, evaporator and all
connecting tubing) that fails
because of a manufacturing
defect.
• Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer.
You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, plumbing and
other connecting facilities.
• Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
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This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinary home use
in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii
and Washington, D.C. In Alaska the
warranty is the same except that it
is LIMITED because you must pay
to ship the product to the service
shop or for the service technician’s
travel costs to your home.
All warranty service will be
provided by our Factory Service
Centers or by our authorized
Customer Care® servicers during
normal working hours.
Should your appliance need
service, during warranty period or
beyond, call 800-GE-CARES
(800-432-2737).
• Failure of the product if it is used
for other than its intended purpose
or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused
by accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
• Loss of food due to spoilage.
WARRANTOR IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
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