GE GSS23GYPFS CCY FS SXS REFRIG 23 SS Installation manual


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Installation Instructions

Refrigerator Models 22, 23,

25, 26, 27 & 29

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.

IMPORTANT

— Save these instructions for local inspector’s use

IMPORTANT

— Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

• Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.

• .HHSWKHVHLQVWUXFWLRQVIRU

future reference.

• ,QVWDOODWLRQRIWKLVDSSOLDQFHUHTXLUHV basic mechanical skills.

• Completion time – 5HIULJHUDWRU,QVWDOODWLRQ

30 minutes

:DWHU/LQH,QVWDOODWLRQ

30 minutes installer. covered under the Warranty.

,IWKHUHIULJHUDWRUKDVDOUHDG\EHHQLQVWDOOHGUHPRYH the base grille (see Step 2 in Moving the Refrigerator),

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PREPARATION

WATER SUPPLY TO THE ICEMAKER

(on some models)

,IWKHUHIULJHUDWRUKDVDQLFHPDNHULWZLOOKDYHWREH connected to a cold water line. A GE Appliances water supply kit is available at extra cost from your dealer, by visiting our Website at GEAppliances.com

(in Canada, at geappliances.ca

), or from Parts and Accessories,

877.959.8688. (in Canada 1.800.661.1616).

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

´DQG´6RFNHW ´DQG´:UHQFK

3ODVWLF3XWW\.QLIH

Phillips Head Screwdriver

49-1000471 Rev. 1

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Installation Instructions

MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR

CAUTION

Lifting Hazard.

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

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

WARNING

To reduce the risk of electric shock or injury during installation, you must first unplug the

UHIULJHUDWRUEHIRUHSURFHHGLQJ)DLOXUHWRIROORZWKHVH instructions can result in electrical shock.

2

REMOVE THE BASE GRILLE

Remove the grille by removing the two

Phillips head screws.

1

LOADING THE REFRIGERATOR

ONTO A HAND TRUCK

Leave all tape and door pads on doors until the refrigerator is in its final location.

To move the refrigerator, use a padded hand truck. Center the refrigerator on the hand truck and secure the strap around the refrigerator.

DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE STRAP.

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HQWUDQFHWKDWLVOHVVWKDQ´ZLGHWKH doors must be removed. Proceed to Step 3.

DO NOT remove the handles.

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WR,QVWDOOLQJWKH5HIULJHUDWRU .

3

DISCONNECT THE WATER

COUPLING (on some models)

,IWKHUHIULJHUDWRUKDVDZDWHUGLVSHQVHU there is a water line from the cabinet into the

ERWWRPKLQJHRQWKHIUHH]HUGRRUWKDWPXVWEH disconnected.

To disconnect, push in on the white collar of the coupling and pull out the tubing.

White collar

Bottom

IUHH]HU hinge

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Installation Instructions

MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

4

DISCONNECT THE POWER

COUPLING (on some models)

If the refrigerator has a water dispenser , there is a power line (harness) from the cabinet

LQWRWKHERWWRPKLQJHRQWKHIUHH]HUGRRUWKDW must be disconnected.

To disconnect, pull apart at the coupling.

6

CLOSE THE FREEZER AND

REFRIGERATOR DOORS

Bottom

IUHH]HU hinge

5

DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL

CONNECTORS (on some models)

If the refrigerator has a refreshment center, there are electrical connectors (harnesses) from the cabinet into the bottom hinge on the refrigerator door that must be disconnected.

To disconnect, pull apart each connector.

Bottom refrigerator hinge

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Installation Instructions

MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

7

REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR

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

5HPRYHWKHIUHH]HUGRRUWRSKLQJHFRYHULI

HTXLSSHGE\HLWKHUVTXHH]LQJLWDQGSXOOLQJLW up or by prying it off with a plastic putty knife.

8

REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR

DOOR

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 Remove the refrigerator door top hinge cover (if

HTXLSSHGE\HLWKHUVTXHH]LQJLWDQGSXOOLQJLWXS or by prying it off with a plastic putty knife.

B 5HPRYHWKHWZR´KH[KHDGVFUHZVWKHQOLIW the hinge straight up to free the hinge pin.

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B 5HPRYHWKHWZR´KH[KHDGVFUHZVWKHQOLIW the hinge straight up to free the hinge pin.

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C 2SHQWKHIUHH]HUGRRUWR .°

C Open the refrigerator door to 90.°

'

90°

$VRQHSHUVRQVORZO\OLIWVWKHIUHH]HUGRRUXS and off the bottom hinge, the second person should carefully guide the water line and power line (harness) through the bottom hinge.

90°

24

90°

E Set the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.

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Installation Instructions

MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

8

REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR

DOOR (Cont.)

'

Lift the refrigerator door up and off the bottom hinge.

,IWKHUHIULJHUDWRUKDVDUHIUHVKPHQWFHQWHURQH person should slowly lift the door up and off the bottom hinge and the second person should carefully guide the electrical lines (harnesses) through the bottom hinge.

9

REPLACING THE 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.

To replace the doors, simply reverse steps 3 through 8.

However, please note the following:

• When lowering the doors onto the bottom hinges, make sure the second person carefully guides the tube and harnesses through the holes in the hinges.

• When connecting the water line, make sure you insert the tubing all the way to the mark.

90°

Refreshment Center Models only

E

Set the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.

Mark

‡'RQRWSLQFKWKHWXELQJDQGKDUQHVVHVZKHQ placing the doors on the bottom hinges.

• When connecting the power line and the electrical lines (refreshment center models only), be sure that the connectors are seated together fully.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR

REFRIGERATOR LOCATION

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WHPSHUDWXUHZLOOJREHORZƒ)ƒ&EHFDXVH it will not run often enough to maintain proper temperatures.

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WHPSHUDWXUHZLOOJRDERYHƒ)ƒ&EHFDXVH it will not perform properly.

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DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

(for 23' CustomStyle

models)

70 1 »

4

´FP

´

(91.4 cm)

CLEARANCES

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

23‘/25‘

CustomStyle ™

Sides

Top

Back

´PP

´PP

´PP

23‘ (33” wide),

25‘, 26‘, 27‘, 29‘

´PP

´PP

´PP

´FP

DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

(for 25' CustomStyle

models)

DIMENSIONS AND

SPECIFICATIONS

Water

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Cabinet

Electrical

´PP

Airspace

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Plates)

´FP

Countertop

72 1 »

4

´FP

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(91.4 cm)

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* 72 ´FPUHTXLUHGIRUIXOODGMXVWPHQW

RIPRELOLW\ZKHHOV,IFDELQHWVLQVWDOOHGDERYH refrigerator have doors that are flush to the top of the opening for the refrigerator, then an additional

´PD\EHUHTXLUHGWRSURYLGHFOHDUDQFHIRU cabinet doors to open freely.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

1

CONNECTING THE

REFRIGERATOR TO THE HOUSE

WATER LINE

(icemaker and dispenser models)

A cold water supply is required for automatic

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A

B

NOTES:

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

‡,I\RXUUHIULJHUDWRUGRHVQRWKDYHDZDWHUILOWHU we recommend installing one if your water supply has sand or particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator’s water valve.

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,IXVLQJ8QLYHUVDO:DWHU/LQH5HIULJHUDWRU

7XELQJ.LW\RXZLOOQHHGDQDGGLWLRQDOWXEH

:;;WRFRQQHFWWKHILOWHU'RQRWFXW plastic tube to install filter.

,I\RXDUHXVLQJFRSSHUWXELQJSODFHD compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of the tubing coming from the house cold water supply.

,I\RXDUHXVLQJWKHXQLYHUVDOZDWHUOLQHWXELQJ 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\RXDUHXVLQJXQLYHUVDOZDWHUOLQHWXELQJ 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. Overtightening may cause leaks.

WARNING

Connect to potable water supply only.

A cold water supply is required for automatic icemaker operation. The water pressure must be between 40 and 120 psi (275-827 kilopascals).

WARNING ELECTRIC SHOCK

HAZARD

Attach tubing clamp using existing hole only.

DO NOT drill into the refrigerator.

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

Tubing Clamp ´7XELQJ

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Compression Nut

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(sleeve)

Refrigerator

Connection

Universal Water

Line Tubing

Refrigerator

Connection

Universal Water Line Tubing

Option 2

Option 3

2

TURN ON THE WATER SUPPLY

Turn the water on at the shutoff valve (house water supply) and check for any leaks.

3

PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR

Before plugging in the refrigerator, make sure the icemaker power switch is set to

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See the grounding information attached to the power cord.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

4

PUT THE REFRIGERATOR IN

PLACE

Move the refrigerator to its final location.

5

LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR

The refrigerator can be leveled by adjusting the rollers located near the bottom hinges.

5

LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR

(cont.)

To adjust the rollers on 23’/25’

CustomStyle ™ models:

Turn the front roller adjusting screws clockwise to raise the refrigerator, Roller adjusting screws counterclockwise to lower LW8VHD´KH[ZUHQFKZLWKH[WHQVLRQ or an adjustable wrench.

These models also have rear adjustable rollers so you can align the refrigerator with

\RXUNLWFKHQFDELQHWV8VHD´KH[ZUHQFK with extension to turn the screws for the rear rollers— clockwise to raise the refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it.

Rollers Raise

Rollers have three purposes:

• Rollers adjust so the door closes easily when opened about halfway. (Raise the front about

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• Rollers adjust so the refrigerator is firmly positioned on the floor and does not wobble.

• Rollers allow you to move the refrigerator away from the wall for cleaning.

To adjust the rollers on 23’ (33” wide),

25’, 26’, 27’ and 29’ models:

• Turn the roller adjusting screws clockwise to raise the refrigerator, counterclockwise to

ORZHULW8VHD´KH[VRFNHWRUZUHQFKRU an adjustable wrench.

6

A

LEVEL THE DOORS

Adjust the refrigerator door to make the doors even at the top.

B To align:

8VLQJD´ZUHQFKWXUQWKHGRRUDGMXVWLQJ screw to the right to raise the door, to the left to lower it.

NOTE:

A nylon plug, imbedded in the threads of the pin, prevents the pin from turning unless a wrench is used.

After one or two turns of the wrench, open and close the refrigerator door and check the alignment at the top of the doors.

'RRUVVKRXOGEHHYHQDWWRS

Roller adjusting screw

Raise

´ZUHQFK

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

7

REPLACE THE BASE GRILLE

Replace the grille by installing the two Phillips head screws.

9 START THE ICEMAKER

Set the icemaker power switch to the I (on) position. The icemaker will not begin to operate

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Power switch

8

SET THE CONTROLS

Set the controls to the recommended setting.

Power switch

NOTE:

,QORZHUZDWHUSUHVVXUHFRQGLWLRQVWKHZDWHU valve may turn on up to 3 times to deliver enough water to the icemaker.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (icemaker & dispenser models)

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

5HFRPPHQGHGFRSSHUZDWHUVXSSO\NLWVDUH:;;

:;;RU:;;GHSHQGLQJRQWKHDPRXQWRI tubing you need. Approved plastic water supply lines are Universal Water Line Refrigerator Tubing

:;;:;;DQG:;;

When connecting your refrigerator to a Reverse

Osmosis Water System, the only approved

LQVWDOODWLRQLVZLWKD*($SSOLDQFHV59.LW)RU other reverse osmosis water systems, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

,IWKHZDWHUVXSSO\WRWKHUHIULJHUDWRULVIURPD

5HYHUVH2VPRVLV:DWHU)LOWUDWLRQ6\VWHP$1' the refrigerator also has a water filter, use the refrigerator’s filter bypass plug. To order the

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Using the refrigerator’s water filtration cartridge in conjunction with the RO filter can result in hollow ice cubes and slower water flow from the water dispenser.

This water line installation is not warranted by

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WKHVHLQVWUXFWLRQVFDUHIXOO\WRPLQLPL]HWKHULVNRI expensive water damage.

Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct water hammer before installing the water supply line to the refrigerator.

To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook up the water line to the hot water line.

,I\RXXVH\RXUUHIULJHUDWRUEHIRUHFRQQHFWLQJWKH water line, make sure the icemaker power switch is

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WHPSHUDWXUHVIDOOEHORZIUHH]LQJ

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

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

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

• Copper or Universal Water Line Refrigerator

7XELQJNLW´RXWHUGLDPHWHUWRFRQQHFWWKH

UHIULJHUDWRUWRWKHZDWHUVXSSO\,IXVLQJFRSSHUEH sure both ends of the tubing are cut square.

To determine how much tubing you need: measure the distance from the water valve on the back of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.

8QLYHUVDO:DWHU/LQH5HIULJHUDWRU7XELQJ.LWVDUH

available in the following lengths:

¶P ±:;;

¶P ±:;;

¶P ±:;;

WARNING

Connect to potable water supply only.

A cold water supply is required for automatic icemaker operation. The water pressure must be between 40 and 120 psi (275-827 kilopascals).

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the required clearance for the top of the refrigerator?
There should be at least 14'' (35.6 cm) of clearance at the top of the refrigerator.
What is the required clearance for the sides of the refrigerator?
There should be at least 5/8'' (1.6 cm) of clearance on each side of the refrigerator.
What is the required clearance for the back of the refrigerator?
There should be at least 1'' (2.5 cm) of clearance at the back of the refrigerator.
What type of water supply is required for the automatic icemaker?
A cold water supply is required for automatic icemaker operation.
What is the required water pressure for the automatic icemaker?
The water pressure must be between 40 and 120 psi (275-827 kilopascals).

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