Ice and Water Dispenser. GE Appliances Profile 21, Profile 24 CustomStyle, SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIRATOR 22, Brand Expression Guidelines 2.0

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Ice and Water Dispenser. GE Appliances Profile 21, Profile 24 CustomStyle, SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIRATOR 22, Brand Expression Guidelines 2.0 | Manualzz

About the ice and water dispenser.

On some models

Spill Shelf

To Use the Dispenser

Press the rim of the glass gently against the dispenser pad.

Set the selector switch to CUBES, CRUSHED

ICE (on some models) or WATER.

The spill shelf is not self-draining. To reduce water spotting, the shelf and its grille should be cleaned regularly.

If no water is dispensed when the refrigerator is first installed, there may be air in the water line system. Press the dispenser pad for at least two minutes to remove trapped air from the water line and to fill the water system. To flush out impurities in the water line, throw away the first six glassfuls of water.

A light switch (on some models) turns the night light in the dispenser on or off. The light also comes on when the dispenser pad is pressed. The light in the dispenser should be replaced with a 7 watt maximum bulb when it burns out.

CAUTION: Never put fingers or any other objects into the ice crusher discharge opening.

Ice Storage Bin

To remove:

Lift the left corner to free the bin from the shelf and pull the bin straight out while supporting it at front and rear.

To replace:

Slide the bin back until the tab on the bin locks into the slot on the shelf. If the bin does not go all the way back, remove it and rotate the drive mechanism 1/4 turn. Then push the bin back again.




Important Facts About Your Dispenser

■ Do not add ice from trays or bags to the storage bin. It may not crush or dispense well.

■ Avoid overfilling glass with ice and use of narrow or extra-tall glasses. Backed-up ice can jam the chute or cause the door in the chute to freeze shut. If ice is blocking the chute, poke it through with a wooden spoon.

■ Beverages and foods should not be quick-chilled in the ice storage bin.

Cans, bottles or food packages in the storage bin may cause the icemaker or auger to jam.

■ Some crushed ice may be dispensed even though you selected CUBES. This happens occasionally when a few cubes accidentally get directed to the crusher.

■ After crushed ice is dispensed, some water may drip from the chute.

■ Sometimes a mound of snow will form on the door in the ice chute. This condition is normal and usually occurs when you have dispensed crushed ice repeatedly.

The snow will eventually evaporate.

■ Dispensed water is not ice cold. For colder water, simply add crushed ice or cubes before dispensing water.


Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

Press here to remove grille.

Cleaning the Outside

The dispenser well, (on some models) beneath the grille, should be wiped dry. Water left in the well may leave deposits. Remove the deposits by adding undiluted vinegar to the well. Soak until the deposits disappear or become loose enough to rinse away.

The dispenser pad (on some models). Clean with warm water and baking soda solution— about a tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 l) of water. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.

HINT: Open the freezer door part way to prevent dispensing of ice or water when cleaning.

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 kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid dish detergent.

Dry and polish with a clean, soft cloth.

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.

Cleaning the Inside

To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda in the fresh food 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 l) of water. This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.

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.

Drain opening in freezer compartment. During yearly cleaning, remove bottom freezer basket and flush a solution of baking soda—

1 teaspoon (5 ml) and 2 cups (500 ml) of hot (not boiling) water—through the drain line with the help of a meat baster. This will help eliminate odor and reduce the likelihood of a clogged drain line. If drain becomes clogged, use a meat baster and baking soda solution to force the clog through the drain line.

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 plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.

Wash ice trays in lukewarm water only—do not put them in an automatic dishwasher.


Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

Behind the Refrigerator

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).

Under the Refrigerator

For most efficient operation, keep the area under the refrigerator clean. Remove the base grille and sweep away or vacuum up dust.

For best results, use a brush specially designed for this purpose. It is available at most appliance parts stores.

Clean the condenser coils at least once a year.

Preparing for Vacation

For long vacations or absences, remove food and unplug the refrigerator. Move the fresh food control to the OFF position, and clean the interior with a baking soda solution of one tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to one quart (1 l) of water.

Leave the doors open.

Move the icemaker feeler arm (on some models) to the STOP (up) 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 grille, shelves and drawers by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.

Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.



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