Controls. GE Appliances Profile 21, Profile 24 CustomStyle, SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIRATOR 22, Brand Expression Guidelines 2.0

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Controls. GE Appliances Profile 21, Profile 24 CustomStyle, SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIRATOR 22, Brand Expression Guidelines 2.0 | Manualzz

About the controls on the refrigerator.

The temperature controls on your refrigerator have letters and numbers. Initially set the fresh food control at 5 and the freezer control at C.

If you want colder or warmer temperatures, adjust the fresh food temperature first. When satisfied with that setting, adjust the freezer temperature.

Initial Setting 5

Coldest 9







Fresh Food

Initial Setting C

Coldest E



Control Settings

Fresh Food Control

The fresh food control maintains the temperatures throughout the fresh food compartment.

Moving the fresh food control to OFF stops cooling in both areas—fresh food and freezer—but does not shut off power to the refrigerator.

Freezer Control

The freezer control maintains the temperatures throughout the freezer compartment.

How To Test Temperatures

Use the milk test for the fresh food compartment. Place a container of milk on the top shelf and check it a day later. If the milk is too warm or too cold, adjust the temperature controls.

Use the ice cream test for the freezer compartment. Place a container of ice cream in the center of the freezer and check it after a day. If it’s too hard or too soft, adjust the temperature controls.

After changing the controls, allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.


About the water filter cartridge.

On some models

Discard the plastic cap.


(month-year) replace every 6 months



Place the top of the cartridge up inside the cartridge holder and slowly turn it to the right.

Filter Bypass Plug

Plastic Cap

The water filter cartridge is located in the upper right-hand corner of the fresh food compartment, right below the temperature controls.

The filter cartridge should be replaced every six months or earlier if the flow of water to the water dispenser or icemaker decreases.

Installing the Filter Cartridge

1 If you are replacing the cartridge, first remove the old one by slowly turning it to the left. Do not pull down on the cartridge. A small amount of water may drip down.

2 Remove and discard the plastic cap from the new cartridge.

3 Fill the replacement cartridge with water from the tap.

4 Apply the month and year sticker to the cartridge to remind you to replace the filter in six months.

5 Place the top of the cartridge up inside the cartridge holder. Do not push it up into the holder.

6 Slowly turn it to the right until the filter cartridge stops. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.

As you turn the cartridge, it will automatically raise itself into position.

7 Run water from the dispenser for 1 minute (about a half gallon) to clear the system and prevent sputtering.

NOTE: A newly-installed water filter cartridge may cause water to spurt from the dispenser.

Filter Bypass Plug

You must use the filter bypass plug when a replacement filter cartridge is not available. The dispenser and the icemaker will not operate without the filter or filter bypass plug.

Questions?…Call the GE Answer Center®


Replacement Filters:

To order additional filter cartridges, call GE

Parts and Accessories, 800-626-2002.

FXRT—Chlorine, Taste and Odor

Suggested Retail $29.95

FXRC—Chlorine, Taste and Odor—

Lead and Cysts

Suggested Retail $34.95

About the refrigerator shelves and bins.

Not all features are on all models.


Bins on the Fresh Food Compartment Door

Adjustable bins can easily be carried from refrigerator to work area.

To remove: Lift bin straight up until mounting hooks disengage.

To replace or relocate: Select desired shelf height, engage bin’s hook in slots on the tracks of the door, and push in. Bin will lock in place.

The divider helps prevent tipping, spilling or sliding of small items stored on the door shelf. Place a finger on either side of the divider near the front and move it back and forth to fit your needs.


Rearranging the Shelves

Shelves in the fresh food and freezer compartments are adjustable.

Fresh Food Compartment:

To Remove To Replace

2 Lift up and out

1 Tilt up


Insert top hook

2 Lower to lock in place

Freezer Compartment:

To Remove To Replace

Spillproof Shelves

Spillproof shelves have special edges to help prevent spills from dripping to lower shelves.

Deep Door Shelves in the Freezer Compartment

Detachable shelf extenders deepen and enclose fixed door shelves, providing more storage room and greater storage flexibility.

To remove: Lift the shelf extender straight up until the mounting hooks come out of the slots in the door.

To replace: Line up the hooks with the slots in the door and push in and down.


About the refrigerator racks.


Juice Can Rack

Cans of frozen juice are easily accessible when stored in the rack on the freezer compartment door.


To load it, place the first can in the bottom of the rack. Then load additional cans into the rack from the top.


Place first can here.


Additional cans go here.

About the storage drawers.

Not all features are on all models.

Fruit and Vegetable Drawers

Excess water that may accumulate in the bottom of the drawers should be emptied and the drawers wiped dry.


Adjustable Humidity Pan veg high fruit low

Adjustable Humidity Drawers

Slide the control all the way to the veg high setting to provide high humidity recommended for most vegetables.

Slide the control all the way to the fruit low setting to provide lower humidity levels recommended for most fruits.

Sealed Snack Pack

The sealed snack pack can be moved to the most useful location for your family’s needs.



Convertible Meat Drawer

The convertible meat drawer has its own cold air duct to allow a stream of cold air from the freezer compartment to flow around the drawer.

The variable temperature control regulates the air flow from the freezer compartment.

Set control lever down to the coldest setting to store fresh meats. If lever is left in meat position for a long period of time, some frost may form on the inside of the drawer.

Set control lever up to convert the drawer to normal refrigerator temperature and provide extra vegetable storage space. Cold air duct is turned off. Variable settings between these extremes can be selected.


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