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GE Appliances
Owner's Manual
14, 16, 18
GE Answer Center
Part No. 162D3905P007
Pub. No. 49-6905



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  • Page 1 GE Appliances Owner’s Manual Models 14, 16, 18 ® GE Answer Center 800.626.2000 Part No. 162D3905P007 Pub. No. 49-6905...
  • Page 2 Congratulations! You Are Now Part of the GE Family. Welcome to the GE family. We’re proud of our quality products and we are committed to providing dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy-to-use Owner’s Manual and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our customer service department.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Shelves ....9, 10 Storage Drawers ..11, 12 Read this manual Automatic Icemaker ..13, 14 Inside you will find many Care and Cleaning ..15, 16...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: This refrigerator must be Keep fingers out of the properly installed and “pinch point”...
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT: PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous…even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents.
  • Page 6: How To Connect Electricity

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! HOW TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded. The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to minimize the possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
  • Page 7: Use Of Extension Cords

    15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts. REMEMBER… Your continued health and safety are important to us. Please read and follow this Safety Information carefully. We want you to remain a happy and healthy part of our GE family. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 8: Temperature Control Dial

    About the temperature control dial. Turning the dial to OFF stops cooling in both compartments— fresh food and freezer. Control Settings Temperature Control Dial The temperature control dial has nine settings plus OFF . 1 is the warmest. 9 is the coldest. At first, set the dial at 5 . After using the refrigerator, adjust the dial if necessary.
  • Page 9: Shelves

    About the fresh food compartment shelves. Shelf supports at various levels allow you to custom-space your shelves. Not all features are on all models. Half-Width Shelves One end of the shelf rests on a molded side-wall 2 Lift up and out support;...
  • Page 10 About the freezer compartment shelves. Some models have an ice-tray shelf and some have a full-width step shelf. Ice-Tray Shelf Plug Supports To remove the ice-tray shelf: Lift the left side of the shelf off its supports, then pull the shelf to the left to free it of the plug supports.
  • Page 11: Storage Drawers

    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. Snacks Drawer The snacks drawer can be moved to the most useful location for your family’s needs.
  • Page 12 About storage drawer and cover removal. Not all features are on all models. Drawer and Cover Removal Drawers can be removed easily by grasping the sides and lifting up slightly while pulling drawers past the stop location. Full-Width Drawer with Plastic Cover To remove the cover, lift it off its supports, pull it forward, tilt it and take it out.
  • Page 13: Automatic Icemaker

    About the automatic icemaker. A newly-installed refrigerator may take 8 to 12 hours to begin making ice. Automatic Icemaker (on some models) Feeler arm Icemaker in the STOP The icemaker will produce eight cubes per cycle— (up) position approximately 100 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment temperature, room temperature, number of door openings and other use conditions.
  • Page 14 Icemaker accessories Water Filter Accessory The water filter is an option at extra cost and is available from your dealer. Specify WR97X0214. It has complete installation instructions and installs on 1/4″ O.D. copper water line. Water Supply Kit A kit containing copper tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and instructions needed to connect the icemaker to your cold water line is available at extra cost.
  • Page 15: Care And Cleaning

    Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. Cleaning the Outside The door handles and trim (on some models). 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.
  • Page 16 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. Turn the leveling legs at each front corner of the refrigerator counterclockwise until the rollers support the refrigerator.
  • Page 17: Preparing To Install The Refrigerator

    Preparing to install the refrigerator. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Water Supply to the Icemaker (on some models) If the refrigerator has an icemaker, or if you plan to add an icemaker later, it will have to be connected to a cold water line. A water supply kit (containing copper tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and instructions) is available at extra cost from your dealer.
  • Page 18 Preparing to install the refrigerator. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Rollers and Leveling Legs Leveling legs near each front corner of the refrigerator are adjustable. They firmly position the refrigerator and prevent it from moving when the doors are opened.
  • Page 19: Water Line Installation

    Installing the water line. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Before You Begin This water line installation is not warranted by the refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of 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.
  • Page 20 Installing the water line. Read these instructions completely and carefully. What You Will Need To determine how much copper tubing you need: Measure the distance from the water valve on the back of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 8 feet (244 cm). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing [about 8 feet (244 cm) coiled into 3 turns of about 10 inches (25 cm) diameter] to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.
  • Page 21 Install the Shutoff Valve Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used drinking water line. Choose a location for the valve that is easily accessible. It is best to connect into the side of a vertical water pipe. When it is necessary to connect into a horizontal water pipe, make the connection to the top or side, rather than at the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment from the water pipe.
  • Page 22 Installing the water line. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Route the Copper Tubing and Connect It to the Shutoff Valve Route the copper 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 cabinet) as close to the wall as possible.
  • Page 23 Connect the Tubing to the Refrigerator Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet. We recommend installing a water filter if your water supply has sand or particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator’s water valve.
  • Page 24: Reversing The Door Swing

    Reversing the door swing. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Important Notes When reversing the door swing : Read the instructions all the way through before starting. Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint. Set screws down by their related parts to avoid using them in the wrong places.
  • Page 25 Removing the doors. Before Removing the Doors Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet. Empty all door shelves, including the dairy compartment. CAUTION: Do not let either door drop to the floor. To do so could damage the door stop. Remove the Freezer Door Tape the door shut with masking tape.
  • Page 26 Removing the doors/Reversing the hardware. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Remove the Fresh Food Door Tape the door shut with masking tape. Using a 5/16″ hex-head socket screwdriver and a 5/16″ open-end wrench, remove the two screws holding the center hinge (and the shim glued to it) to the cabinet.
  • Page 27 Reversing the door handles. Transfer Top Hinge to the Left Interchange hinge (and the shim glued to it) and screws at top right with screws at top left of cabinet. Do not tighten screws on hinge side at this time. Some hinges have four holes.
  • Page 28: Rehanging The Doors

    Rehanging the doors. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Transfer Door Stop Move the metal door stop from Move any screws from the left end the right end to the left end. Use a to the right end. Torxdriver. Right Side Door Stop Left Side Reinstalling the Fresh Food Door Handle...
  • Page 29 Rehang the Fresh Food Door Lower the bottom socket of the fresh food door onto the pin on the bottom hinge. Be sure the washer is in place on the pin. Insert the pin on the center hinge into the socket in the top of the door. NOTE: The center hinge must be turned over as shown when mounted on the left side.
  • Page 30: Normal Operating Sounds

    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.
  • Page 31: Before You Call For Service

    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 Possible Causes What To Do Refrigerator does not • Refrigerator in Wait about 30 minutes for operate defrost cycle.
  • Page 32 Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Problem Possible Causes What To Do Motor starts and • Temperature control This is normal. stops frequently starts and stops motor to maintain even temperatures. Vibration or • See the Rollers and Front roller screws or rattling leveling legs section.
  • Page 33 Problem Possible Causes What To Do Cubes too small • Water shutoff valve Call a plumber to clear connecting refrigerator the valve. to water line may be clogged. Slow ice cube freezing • Door left open. Check to see if package is holding door open.
  • Page 34 Notes...
  • Page 35: Warranty

    From the date of the in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year original purchase warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part. Five Years Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor,...
  • Page 36: Service Telephone Numbers

    Expert GE repair service is only a phone call away. Special Needs Service 800.626.2000 TDD 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322) GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrier- free kitchen for persons with limited mobility. Service Contracts 800-626-2224 Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount.

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