GE Profile PFE28KYNFS 27.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator Installation instructions


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GE Profile PFE28KYNFS 27.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator Installation instructions | Manualzz

Installation

Instructions

Refrigerator

GE and GE Profile™ models

Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Website at: GEAppliances.com

In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit our Website at: GEAppliances.ca

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

WARNING

Tip Over Hazard.

Built-in style models (model PYE, GYE, GYS, PWE,

DQG=:(DUHWRSKHDY\HVSHFLDOO\ZLWKDQ\GRRUV open. These models must be secured with the anti-tip floor bracket to prevent tipping forward, which could result in death or serious injury. Read and follow the entire installation instructions for installing the anti-tip floor bracket packed with your refrigerator.

IMPORTANT

— Observe all governing codes and ordinances. Save these instructions for local inspector’s use.

• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.

• Note to Consumer – .HHSWKHVHLQVWUXFWLRQVIRU

future reference.

• Skill level – ,QVWDOODWLRQRIWKLVDSSOLDQFHUHTXLUHV basic mechanical skills.

• Completion time – 5HIULJHUDWRU,QVWDOODWLRQ can vary

:DWHU/LQH,QVWDOODWLRQ

30 minutes

• Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer.

• Product failure due to improper installation is not covered under the Warranty.

PREPARATION

MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR INDOORS

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WATER SUPPLY TO THE ICE MAKER AND

DISPENSER

,IWKHUHIULJHUDWRUKDVDQLFHPDNHULWZLOOKDYH to be connected to a cold water line. A GE

Appliances water supply kit (containing tubing, shutoff

YDOYHILWWLQJVDQGLQVWUXFWLRQVLVDYDLODEOHDWH[WUD cost from your dealer, by visiting our website at

GEAppliances.com

(in Canada at

GEAppliances.ca

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TOOLS YOU MAY NEED

26

Adjustable Wrench

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´´´ & ´

Allen Wrenches

Phillips-Head Screwdriver

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Compression Nut

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Pencil

Pliers

Level

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´'ULOO%LWDQG

(OHFWULFRU+DQG'ULOO

)ODW+HDG6FUHZGULYHU

Torx T20, T25

Tape Measure

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Installation Instructions

DIMENSIONS

All measurements are given with leveling leg fully retracted.

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Height from floor to hinge cover top

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Overall Height to Top of Hinge Cover

SD CD

69 ´ 69 ´

Height to Top of Cabinet

Case Depth without Doors

69 ´ 69 ´

29 ´ 24 ´

Overall Exterior Case Width ´ ´

Overall Exterior Depth Doors/Drawers with Handles 36 ´ 31 ´

MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR

‡8VLQJWKHFKDUWEHORZGHWHUPLQHLIWKHZLGWKRI\RXUSDVVDJHZD\FDQDFFRPPRGDWHWKHGHSWKRIWKH refrigerator. Ensure you have clearance to prevent damage to the refrigerator before safely moving it to the final location.

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Leave tape, film and all packaging on doors until the refrigerator is in the final location.

• NOTE: Use a padded hand truck or moving straps to move this refrigerator. Place the refrigerator on the hand truck with a side against the truck. We strongly recommend that two people move and complete this installation.

If your model number starts with PFE, PFH, PFD, GFD,

GFE, GFS, DFE (SD)

Fully

Assembled

Removing

Handles

Removing

LH Door

Case w/

Fz Slides

Case only

(no hinges)

If your model number starts with GNE (SD)

Fully

Assembled

Removing

Handles

Case w/

Fz Slides

Case only

(no hinges)

36.375” 34.375” 34” 30.5” 29.625”

Remove door parts in order until dimension is less than opening

36.275” 33.75” 30.5” 29.625”

Remove door parts in order until dimension is less than opening

If your model number starts with DYE, GYE, GYS, PYE,

PYD, PWE (CD)

Fully

Assembled

Removing

Handles

Removing

LH Door

Case w/

Fz Slides

Case only

(no hinges)

31.375” 29.375” 28.875” 25.875” 24.625”

Remove door parts in order until dimension is less than opening

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28

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR

REFRIGERATOR LOCATION

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WHPSHUDWXUHZLOOJRDERYHƒ)ƒ&EHFDXVH it will not perform properly.

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1

REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD

DOOR HANDLE

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Stainless steel and plastic handles:

/RRVHQWKHVHWVFUHZVZLWKWKH´$OOHQ wrench and remove the handle.

NOTE: ,IWKHKDQGOHPRXQWLQJIDVWHQHUVQHHG

WREHWLJKWHQHGRUUHPRYHGXVHD´ Allen wrench.

Mounting

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CLEARANCES

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical connections.

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REMOVING THE REFRIGERATOR

DOORS

Ŷ IMPORTANT NOTE: This refrigerator is 36 1

4

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(31 1

4

´IRU&'PRGHOV'RRUVDQGSDVVDJHZD\V leading to the installation location must be at least

36 1

4

´ZLGHLQRUGHUWROHDYHWKHGRRUVDQGKDQGOHV attached to the refrigerator while transporting it into

WKHLQVWDOODWLRQORFDWLRQ,ISDVVDJHZD\VDUHOHVV than 36 1

4

´WKHUHIULJHUDWRUGRRUVDQGKDQGOHVFDQ easily be scratched and damaged. The top cap and doors can be removed to allow the refrigerator to be

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31 1

4

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11. Leave tape and all packaging on doors until the refrigerator is in the final location.

Ŷ NOTE: 8VHDSDGGHGKDQGWUXFNWRPRYHWKLV refrigerator. Place the refrigerator on the hand truck with a side against the truck. We strongly recommend that TWO PEOPLE move and complete this installation.

Leave film on until after installation

1a

FOR DOOR IN DOOR MODELS

ONLY

To Remove the Handle:

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Ŷ Loosen the set screws as shown in Step 1.

To Install the Handle:

Ŷ Align the lever with the opening on the outer door. Make sure the hook is pointed up.

Ŷ,QVHUWWKHODWFKOHYHULQWRWKHRSHQLQJDQG align the handle with the mounting fasteners.

Ŷ Once the handle is flush with the outer door, tighten the set screws.

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Latch Lever with Hook facing up.

'RRULQGRRU

Latch

49-60792 Rev. 3

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

2

REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR

HANDLE

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Stainless steel and plastic handles:

/RRVHQWKHVHWVFUHZVZLWKWKH´$OOHQ wrench and remove the handle.

NOTE: ,IWKHKDQGOHPRXQWLQJIDVWHQHUVQHHGWR

EHWLJKWHQHGRUUHPRYHGXVHD´ Allen wrench.

3

REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR

DOORS (cont)

C

'LVFRQQHFWHOHFWULFDOFRQQHFWRUVFRPLQJIURPHDFK door located under the hinge covers.

5HPRYHWKH´KH[KHDGVFUHZWRGLVFRQQHFWWKH ground wire from the hinge.

5HPRYHWKH´KH[KHDGVFUHZWRUHPRYHWKH strain relief from the water line.

Ground screw

Mounting

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Strain

Relief

Leave film on until after installation

Reinstall the handles using the same procedure as removing.

'

'LVFRQQHFWWKHZDWHUOLQHIURPWKHEDFNRIWKHXQLW by pressing down on the dark grey collar while pulling up on the water line.Pull water line through case conduit from the top to free the line for door removal. The water line is more than 4’ long and

PD\QHHGWREHWDSHGWR'RRUIRUDFFHVVLELOLW\ when reinstalling.

3

REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOORS

WARNING

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DQGUHLQVWDOOLQJWKHGRRU)DLOXUHWRIROORZWKHVH instructions, leaving off parts, or overtightening screws, can lead to the door falling off and result in injury and property damage.

A Securely tape the door shut with masking tape or have a second person support the door.

B Start with left-hand door first: Remove the hinge cover on top of the left refrigerator door by removing all hex screws

DQGSXOOLQJLWXS'RWKH same for the right-hand door and the middle cover.

Hinge

Cover

Y or Straight

Connector

E 8VLQJD´VRFNHWUDWFKHWGULYHU remove the screws securing the top hinge to the cabinet, then lift the hinge straight up to free the hinge pin from the location in the top of the door.

CAUTION

Lifting Hazard

Single person lift could cause injury. Use assistance when handling, moving or lifting the doors.

NOTE: when removing door, to prevent damage to door and electronics, carefully place the door in a proper location.

NOTE: The lower door hinge pin and hinge are keyed and must be matched correctly for the door to self close properly. Please follow the directions carefully.

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30

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

3

REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR

DOORS (cont)

Note: For proper installation later, please follow the next step carefully.

)

Remove the tape and keeping the door as straight as possible, open the door to 90º then lift straight up to remove it.

Lift up & off center hinge

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REMOVE OPPOSITE DOOR

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There are no water lines on the opposite side.

For Door in Door Models: Securely tape the inner and outer doors before installing or removing.

90º door alignment not required during installation or removal for these models.

4

REMOVE CENTER HINGE (if necessary)

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5

REINSTALLING THE

REFRIGERATOR DOORS

Reverse steps 1 through 4 to reinstall refrigerator doors, follow details below for critical alignments.

A Reinstall center hinge first and torque the screws to 65 in-lbs (7.34 N-m). With the LH door at 90º to the front of the case, lower the refrigerator door onto the center hinge.

Ensure that the door and hinge align correctly.

B Rotate doors closed and make sure moveable center sealing portion of the door aligns with the

VWULNHU,IWKHGRRUZLOOQRWVHOIFORVHDIWHU reinstalling, remove door, turn door upside down,

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DOLJQPHQWPDUNRQWKHGRRUFORVXUHPHFKDQLVP,W corresponds to an alignment arrow on the plastic ring. Rotate door closure mechanism to align mark

DQGDUURZUHLQVWDOOGRRU'RRULQ'RRUPRGHOVGR not have the same closure mechanism on the right hand door. You may notice a difference in closure.

Align flats with tab.

Remove center screw

Loosen outer screws

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If door cannot be installed at 90° follow steps below:

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on underside of door. The flats on the shaft should

correspond to alignment tab on plastic ring or

mark on bottom end cap.

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Allen wrench, rotate door closure mechanism

shaft counterclockwise for right door and clock-

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Securely tape the door shut with masking tape or have a second person support the door. Reinstall the top hinge and torque the screws to 65 in-lbs

(7.34 N-m).

C Be sure to reinstall the ground wire and strain relief to the top hinge.

'

Reinstall hinge cover. NOTE: Ensure wires are not pinched or under screw bosses before tightening screws.

49-60792 Rev. 3

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

6

A

B

REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR

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Remove 3 attachment screws, located at the

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3 Screws

CAUTION

Lifting Hazard

Freezer door is heavy Use both hands to secure the door before lifting.

C /LIWWKHIUHH]HUGRRU to disengage it from the slide mechanism

The door can safely rest on the bottom.

'RQRWUHVWWKH door on any other surfaces to avoid scratches.

A

B

8

REMOVE THE FREEZER

BASKET SLIDES

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JDLQDQRWKHU´FPFOHDUDQFHWKURXJK a doorway.

C

'

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Remove the upper and lower baskets as shown in Step 7.

Remove the clip on the crossbar located along the right hand side of the rack and pinion gear assembly by sliding forward.

Remove crossbar by sliding to the right, then pull out and to the left.

Clip

1

2

E 5HPRYHWKHIRXU´KH[KHDGEROWVSHUVLGH and remove side supports.

Hex head bolts

)

Reverse the steps to assemble. When installing the crossbar, always put the hole on the right hand side. Align the left and right gears with the timing

Hole for clip marks on the gears when inserting the crossbar. Always insert the crossbar in the right hang gear first and then the left hand gear.

Timing mark

7

REMOVE FREEZER BASKET

A

B

C

'

Pull the lower basket and slide mechanism to full extension using both hands.

Remove the top

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Remove the basket resting on the slides.

Push the bottom basket slides back until the slide mechanism self retracts.

1

2

G ,QVHWWKHFOLSLQWRWKHFURVVEDUKROHORFDWHGRQ the right hand side.

Clip

49-60792 Rev. 3

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32

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

9

A

RE-INSTALL FREEZER DRAWER

5HLQVWDOOIUHH]HUGUDZHUE\SODFLQJWKHGUDZHU wheels onto the top of the track mounted to the

VLGHRIWKHIUHH]HUZDOOV7KHZKHHOVRQWKH

IUHH]HUGUDZHUVKRXOGEHRQWRSRIWKHERWWRP basket sides.

ON MODELS EQUIPPED WITH ICE MAKER

IN THE FREEZER: Place the ice bucket in the

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Make sure:

- The ice bucket does not hit the icemaker arm

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- The fill tube extends into the fill cup opening at the back of the icemaker.

10

REPLACE FREEZER DOOR

A

B

CAUTION

Lifting Hazard

Freezer door is heavy Use both hands to secure the door before lifting.

Pull the lower basket slide mechanism to full extension with both hands.

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Align and insert

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Slide Bracket.

NOTE: Place one side in first and then align the other side.

C

'

E

Replace the attachment screws and torque the

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Manual.

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DQGPDNHVXUHWKHIUHH]HUGRRURSHUDWHVDQG closes freely.

49-60792 Rev. 3

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

Instructions for adjusting freezer door gaps:

IMPORTANT!

The 6 mounting screws (3 on each side) are NOT interchangeable with the center or top hinge screws.

Drawer screws have flat washer heads, and other screws have lines/ribs on washer heads.

$IWHULQVWDOODWLRQRIWKHIUHH]HUGRRUFKHFNIRUXQLIRUPJDSVWRSDQGERWWRPRIULJKWDQGOHIWKDQGVLGHZLWKWKH template provided.

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Step 3 $GMXVWVHWVFUHZFRXQWHUFORFNZLVHLIJDSDWWKHERWWRPLVWRRELJVHHWHPSODWH Turn the set screw using

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Step 5 Re-check the gaps using the template and repeat steps 1 to 4 if required and complete with step 5.

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Step 1

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Paso 1

Step 4

Étape 4

Paso 4

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Template for checking gaps.

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Plantilla para el control de espacios. El espacio debería

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Set Screw

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Step 3

Étape 3

Paso 3

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

10

LEVEL THE FREEZER DOOR

10

LEVEL THE FREEZER DOOR

(cont.)

A Lift the door on the side requiring adjustment, rotate the cam to required position.

A

Locate the height adjuster cam in the

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attachment screws on both sides using a

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B Locate and loosen the cam screw using the

T-27 screw driver.

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B

After adjustment tighten the 3 attachment

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11

REMOVE PACKAGING

Remove all tape, foam and protective packing from shelves and drawers.

49-60792 Rev. 3

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.) Anti-Tip Floor Bracket Installation

(Models PYE, GYE, GYS, DYE, PWE, and ZWE only)

WARNING

Tip Over Hazard.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

Built-in style models (model PYE, GYE, GYS, PWE,

DQG=:(DUHWRSKHDY\HVSHFLDOO\ZLWKDQ\GRRUV open. These models must be secured with the anti-tip floor bracket to prevent tipping forward, which could result in death or serious injury. Read and follow the entire installation instructions for installing the anti-tip floor bracket packed with your refrigerator.

NOTE:

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GEAppliances.com

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MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED

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Lag Bolts

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Anchor Sleeves

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AT-1

MEASURE CABINET

OPENING AVAILABLE VS.

REFRIGERATOR WIDTH

Measure width of cabinet opening where refrigerator will be placed, W.

Be sure to account for any countertop overhang, baseboard thickness and any clearance desired.

:LGWK:VKRXOGQRWEHOHVVWKDQ´7KH refrigerator will be placed approximately in the middle of this opening.

Rear Wall

W

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Baseboard

Thickness or

Countertop

Overhang

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Clearance

RH Side

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Tape measure

Pencil

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AT-2

LOCATING THE ANTI-TIP

FLOOR BRACKET

A

Place the anti-tip floor bracket locator template

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2 Wall Holes

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RH Holes

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Base Bracket on the

Refrigerator

B

C

RH Side of

Refrigerator

Rear RH

Corner of

Cabinet Wall

Locator

Template Sheet

Place the anti-tip floor bracket onto the locator template with its RH floor holes lined up with the floor holes indicated on the template sheet,

DSSUR[LPDWHO\ó´FPIURPWKHHGJH of the sheet or the RH side of the refrigerator.

Hold down in position and use the anti-tip floor bracket as a template for marking the holes based upon your configuration and type of construction as shown in Step 3. Mark the hole locations with a pencil, nail or awl.

NOTE:

‡,WLV5(48,5('WRXVHDWOHDVWVFUHZVWR mount the floor bracket (one on each side of

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HLWKHUWKHZDOORUWKHIORRU)LJXUHLQGLFDWHV all the acceptable mounting configurations for

VFUHZV,GHQWLI\WKHVFUHZKROHVRQWKHDQWLWLS floor bracket for your configuration.

49-60792 Rev. 3

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.) Anti-Tip Floor Bracket Installation

(Models PYE, GYE, GYS, DYE, PWE, and ZWE only)

AT-2

LOCATING THE ANTI-TIP

FLOOR BRACKET (cont.)

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Locations

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– Wood

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Minimum Acceptable #1 –

Wall Plate Stud

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• ,QVWDOOWKHVOHHYHDQFKRUVLQWRWKHGULOOHGKROHV

Place the anti-tip floor bracket as indicated in Step

2. Remove the locator template from the floor.

‡,QVWDOOWKHODJEROWVWKURXJKWKHDQWLWLSIORRU bracket and tighten appropriately.

C

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SLORWKROHDSSUR[DVVKRZQLQ)LJLQWKH center of each hole.

• Mount the anti-tip floor bracket using the

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A

AT-3

ANTI-TIP BRACKET

INSTALLATION

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• Mount the anti-tip floor bracket by fastening the

2, or recommended 4, #10-16 hex-head screws

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Rear RH Corner of the Refrigerator

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B

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POSITIONING THE

REFRIGERATOR TO ENGAGE

THE ANTI-TIP FLOOR AND

BASE BRACKETS

Before pushing the refrigerator into the opening, plug the power cord into the receptacle and

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Locate the refrigerator’s RH side and move back approximately in line with the RH side of the cabinet opening, W. This should position the anti-tip floor bracket to engage the anti-tip base bracket on the refrigerator.

Gently roll the refrigerator back into the cabinet opening until it comes to a complete stop.

Check to see if the refrigerator front lines up

ZLWKWKHFDELQHWIURQWIDFH,IQRWFDUHIXOO\URFN the refrigerator forward and backward until engagement occurs and you notice that the refrigerator is fully pushed up against the rear wall.

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NOTE:

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away from the wall for any reason, make sure the anti-tip floor bracket is engaged when the refrigerator is pushed back against the rear wall.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

A

11 CONNECTING THE REFRIGERATOR TO THE HOUSE WATER LINE

A cold water supply is required for automatic

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NOTES:

• Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.

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• Before connecting the water line to the house, purge the house line for at least 2 minutes.

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FRPSUHVVLRQQXWDQGIHUUXOHVOHHYHRQWRWKH end of the tubing coming from the house cold water supply.

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,I\RXDUHXVLQJWKH6PDUW&RQQHFW ™ tubing, the nuts are already assembled to the tubing.

,I\RXDUHXVLQJFRSSHUWXELQJLQVHUWWKHHQG of the tubing into the refrigerator connection, at the back of the refrigerator, as far as possible.

While holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.

,I\RXDUHXVLQJ6PDUW&RQQHFW ™ tubing, insert the molded end of the tubing into the refrigerator connection, at the back of the refrigerator, and tighten the compression nut until it is hand tight. Then tighten one additional turn with a wrench. Over tightening may cause leaks.

)DVWHQWKHWXELQJLQWRWKHFODPSSURYLGHGWR hold it in position. You may need to pry open the clamp.

WARNING

Connect to potable water supply only. A cold water supply is required for automatic icemaker operation. The water pressure must be

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Electrical Shock Hazard.

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NOT drill into the refrigerator.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

12 TURN ON THE WATER SUPPLY

Turn the water on at the shutoff valve (house

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13 PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR

14 LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR

The leveling legs have 2 purposes:

1. Leveling legs adjust so the refrigerator is firmly positioned on the floor and does not wobble.

/HYHOLQJOHJVVHUYHDVDVWDELOL]LQJEUDNH to hold the refrigerator securely in position during operation and cleaning. The leveling legs also prevent the refrigerator from tipping.

A Turn the leveling legs clockwise to raise the refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it.

See the grounding information attached to the power cord.

Raise

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NOTICE: To avoid possible property damage, the leveling legs must be firmly touching the floor.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

15 LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR

DOORS

Remember a level refrigerator is necessary for

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help, review the previous section on leveling the refrigerator.

When the left door is lower than the right door.

When the left door is higher than the right door.

Adjustment point

A

B

C

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the center hinge.

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center hinge.

Adjust the height by turning clockwise or counterclockwise. When you turn counterclockwise, the door will move up.

RAISE

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

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Models

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some models.

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To place bins into doors:

Match your bin with the letter shown.Position the bin hooks over the bin locator and push forward until inserted fully.

Bin hook rear each side

Push bin down until locked into position.

Bin locator each side

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

Models PFD, PYD, GFD

Bin

Bin locators

49-60792 Rev. 3

Rotating bin

Adjustable bins

To place adjustable bins into door:

Position the bins over the bin locators and push down until locked in position.

To place rotating bin into door:

1. Slide bin base assembly onto the bracket on the door.

2. Slide the bin onto the bin base

Bin base

Bin

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41

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE WATER LINE

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Recommended copper water supply kits are WX8X2,

WX8X3 or WX8X4, depending on the amount of tubing you need. Approved plastic water supply lines are SmartConnect ™ Refrigerator Tubing

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When connecting your refrigerator to a GE

Appliances Reverse Osmosis Water System, the only

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)RURWKHUUHYHUVHRVPRVLVZDWHUV\VWHPVIROORZWKH manufacturer’s recommendations.

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WKHUHIULJHUDWRU¶VILOWHUE\SDVVSOXJ8VLQJWKH refrigerator’s water filtration cartridge in conjunction with the RO water filter can result in hollow ice cubes.

Some models do not come equipped with the filter bypass plug. To obtain a free bypass plug, call 800.

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This water line installation is not warranted by the

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:DWHUKDPPHUZDWHUEDQJLQJLQWKHSLSHVLQKRXVH 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.

,IWKHUHIULJHUDWRULVRSHUDWHGEHIRUHWKHZDWHU connection is made to the ice maker, see Controls section on page 9 to turn ice maker off.

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When using any electrical device (such as a power

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All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

• Copper or SmartConnect ™ Refrigerator Tubing kit,

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ZDWHUVXSSO\,IXVLQJFRSSHUEHVXUHERWKHQGVRI 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. Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.

SmartConnect ™ 5HIULJHUDWRU7XELQJ.LWVDUHDYDLODEOH

in the following lengths:

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WARNING

Connect to potable water supply only.

A cold water supply is required for automatic icemaker operation. The water pressure must be between 40

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49-60792 Rev. 3

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (Cont.)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED (Cont.)

NOTE: The only GE Appliances approved plastic tubing is that supplied in SmartConnect ™

5HIULJHUDWRU7XELQJNLWV'RQRWXVHDQ\RWKHU 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.

• A GE Appliances water supply kit (containing

WXELQJVKXWRIIYDOYHDQGILWWLQJVOLVWHGEHORZLV available at extra cost from your dealer or from

Parts and Accessories, 877-959-8688 (in Canada

• A cold water supply. The water pressure must be

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used drinking water line.

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

DFFHVVLEOH,WLVEHVWWRFRQQHFWLQWRWKHVLGHRI a vertical water pipe. When it is necessary to

FRQQHFWLQWRDKRUL]RQWDOZDWHUSLSHPDNHWKH connection to the top or side, rather than at the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment from the water pipe.

• Power drill.

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• Straight and Phillips blade screwdriver.

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DQGIHUUXOHVVOHHYHV²WRFRQQHFWWKHFRSSHU tubing to the shutoff valve and the refrigerator water valve.

OR

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Tubing kit, the necessary fittings are preassembled to the tubing.

‡,I\RXUH[LVWLQJFRSSHUZDWHUOLQHKDVDIODUHGILWWLQJ at the end, you will need an adapter (available

DWSOXPELQJVXSSO\VWRUHVWRFRQQHFWWKHZDWHU line to the refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared fitting with a tube cutter and then use a

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SmartConnect ™ Refrigerator tubing.

3 DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE

VALVE

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DVHOISLHUFLQJYDOYHXVLQJDVKDUSELW5HPRYH any burrs resulting from drilling the hole in the pipe.

Take care not to allow water to drain into the drill.

)DLOXUHWRGULOOD´KROHPD\UHVXOWLQUHGXFHG ice production or smaller cubes.

• Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line.

The shutoff valve should have a water inlet

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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 (Cont.)

4 FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE

)DVWHQWKHVKXWRIIYDOYHWRWKHFROGZDWHUSLSH with the pipe clamp.

Pipe Clamp

Saddle-Type

Shutoff Valve

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.

5 TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP

Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer begins to swell.

NOTE: 'RQRWRYHUWLJKWHQRU\RXPD\FUXVK the tubing.

Washer

Pipe Clamp

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Clamp

Screw

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

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7 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE

VALVE

3ODFHWKHFRPSUHVVLRQQXWDQGIHUUXOHVOHHYH for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and connect it to the shutoff valve.

Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve.

Tighten the compression nut securely.

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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. Over tightening may cause leaks.

Saddle-Type

Shutoff Valve Compression Nut

SmartConnect

Tubing

Packing Nut

Outlet Valve

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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.

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

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To complete the installation of the refrigerator, go

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