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

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

Normal operating sounds.

Depending on the placement of the refrigerator in your kitchen, you may want to place a piece of rubber backed carpet under the refrigerator to reduce noise.

The new high efficiency compressor runs faster and will have a higher pitch hum or pulsating sound while operating.

Defrost timer and refrigerator control click on and off.

The fan circulating air inside the freezer which keeps the temperatures throughout.

Water dropping on the defrost heater causing a sizzling, hissing or popping sound during the defrost cycle.

The flow of refrigerant through the freezer cooling coils sounds like boiling water or a gurgling noise.

Cracking or popping of cooling coils caused by expansion and contraction during defrost and refrigeration following defrost.

Water dripping as it melts from the evaporator and flows to the drain pan during the defrost cycle.

Icemaker

(on some models)

The icemaker water valve will buzz when the icemaker fills with water. If the feeler arm is in the ON (down) position it will buzz even if it has not yet been hooked up to water. Keeping the feeler arm in the ON (down) position before it is hooked up to water can damage the icemaker. To prevent this, raise the feeler arm to the

STOP (up) position. This will stop the buzzing.

The sound of cubes dropping into the bin and water running in pipes as icemaker refills.

These sounds are normal and are due mostly to highly efficient operation.

Before you call for service…

Troubleshooting Tips

Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages first and you may not need to call for service.

Problem

Refrigerator does not operate

Vibration or rattling

(slight vibration is normal)

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Possible Causes

Refrigerator in defrost cycle.

Fresh food control in OFF position.

Refrigerator is unplugged.

The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.

Front roller screws or front leveling legs need adjusting.

What To Do

• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.

• Move the fresh food control to a temperature setting.

• Push the plug completely into the outlet.

• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.

• See Rollers.

Problem

Motor operates for long periods or cycles on and off frequently.

(Modern refrigerators with more storage space and a larger freezer require more operating time. They start and stop often to maintain even temperatures.)

Fresh food or freezer compartment too warm

Frost or ice crystals on frozen food

(frost within package is normal)

Divider between fresh food and freezer compartments feels warm

Automatic icemaker does not work

(on some models)

Ice cubes have odor/taste

Small or hollow cubes

Slow ice cube freezing

Possible Causes

Normal when refrigerator is first plugged in.

Often occurs when large amounts of food are placed in refrigerator.

Door left open.

Hot weather or frequent door openings.

Temperature controls set at the coldest setting.

Grille and condenser need cleaning.

Temperature control not set cold enough.

Warm weather or frequent door openings.

Door left open.

Door left open.

Too frequent or too long door openings.

What To Do

• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.

• This is normal.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

• This is normal.

• See About the controls.

• See Care and cleaning.

• See About the controls.

• Set the temperature control one step colder.

See About the controls.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

Automatic energy saver system circulates warm liquid around front edge of freezer compartment.

• This helps prevent condensation on the outside.

Icemaker feeler arm in the STOP (up) position.

• Move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position.

• Cubes may have fused to the side of the mold. Move the feeler arm to the STOP (up) position then remove these cubes.

• See Installing the water line.

Water supply turned off or not connected.

Freezer compartment too warm.

Piled up cubes in the storage bin cause the icemaker to shut off.

Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.

Level cubes by hand.

Ice storage bin needs cleaning.

• Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.

Food transmitting odor/taste to ice cubes.

• Wrap foods well.

Interior of refrigerator needs cleaning.

• See Care and cleaning.

Water filter clogged.

Door left open.

Temperature control not set cold enough.

• Replace filter cartridge with new cartridge or with plug.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

• See About the controls.

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Before you call for service…

Problem

Cube dispenser does not work (on some models)

Possible Causes

Icemaker turned off or water supply turned off.

Ice cubes are frozen to icemaker feeler arm.

Irregular ice clumps in storage container.

What To Do

• Turn on icemaker or water supply.

• Remove cubes and move the feeler arm to the

ON (down) position.

• Break up with fingertip pressure and discard remaining clumps.

• Freezer may be too warm. Adjust the freezer control to a colder setting, one position at a time, until clumps do not form.

• Dispense water until all water in system is replenished.

Water has poor taste/odor Water dispenser has not been

(on some models) used for a long time.

Water in first glass is warm (on some models)

Normal when refrigerator is first installed.

• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.

• Dispense water until all water in system is replenished.

Water dispenser has not been used for a long time.

Water dispenser does

Water system has been drained.

• Allow several hours for replenished supply to chill.

Water supply line turned not work (on some models) off or not connected.

• See Installing the water line.

Water filter clogged.

Air may be trapped in the water system.

• Replace filter cartridge or remove filter and install plug.

• Press the dispenser pad for at least two minutes.

Water spurting from dispenser

Water is not dispensed but icemaker is working

No water or ice cube production

Refrigerator has odor

Moisture forms on outside of refrigerator

Newly-installed filter cartridge.

• Run water from the dispenser for 1 minute (about a half gallon).

Water in reservoir is frozen.

• Call for service.

Supply line or shutoff valve is clogged.

Water filter clogged.

• Call a plumber.

Foods transmitting odor to refrigerator.

Interior needs cleaning.

Defrost water drainage system needs cleaning.

• Replace filter cartridge or remove filter and install plug.

• Foods with strong odors should be tightly wrapped.

• Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator; replace every three months.

• See Care and cleaning.

• See Care and cleaning.

Not unusual during periods of high humidity.

• Wipe surface dry.

Moisture collects inside

(in humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator when doors are opened)

Too frequent or too long door openings.

Interior light does not work

No power at outlet.

Light bulb burned out.

• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.

• See Replacing the light bulbs.

• See Care and cleaning.

Water on kitchen floor or Drain in the bottom of on bottom of freezer the freezer clogged.

Cubes jammed in chute.

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• Poke ice through with a wooden spoon.

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