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Power Saver Switch; Temperature Control - GE 19 Use And Care & Installation Manual

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Power Saver Switch

The power saver switch is located
on the temperature control panel.
To reduce the amount of
electricity required to operate
your refrigerator, push switch to
the POWER SAVER setting.
This turns off the heater in your
refrigerator that prevents moisture
from forming on the divider
between the refrigerator and freezer.
With the heater turned off, there
is a chance that moisture may
form on the outside of your
refrigerator, especially when
the weather is humid.
If you turn your household thermostat below 60° at night...
. . you may want to move the freezer
control one step colder. Cooler
temperatures in the house may
cause the compressor to operate
less frequently, thus
allowing the freezer
compartment to
warm somewhat.


If the temperature controls in
your refrigerator have letters
and numbers, initially set the
freezer control at "C" and the
fresh food control at
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.
Always allow
refrigerator to reach the
temperature you set.
The humidity is most likely to be
high in the summer, in the early
morning hours, and in homes
which are not air conditioned.
Over an extended period of
time, moisture that forms on the
refrigerator surface may cause
deterioration of the paint finish.
It will be important to protect the
finish by using appliance polish
wax as described in the Care &
Cleaning section.
To protect your frozen food supply,
leave the freezer setting at this
colder setting for the entire winter
or for as long as you keep your
thermostat turned down.
Moving the freezer control to
colder setting should have no effect
on your fresh food compartment.
How to test temperatures
Use the milk test for the fresh
food compartment. Place a
container of milk on the top shelf
in the fresh food compartment.
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
hours for the
of the freezer compartment. Check
it after a day. If it's too hard or too
soft, adjust the temperature controls.
Move the power saver switch
from the POWER SAVER setting
and electricity flows through the
low wattage heater which warms the
inside of the divider between the
refrigerator and freezer. Under most —
conditions, this prevents the forming
of moisture or water droplets.
No defrosting
It is not necessary to defrost the
freezer or fresh food compartments.
Although your refrigerator is
designed and equipped to defrost
itself automatically, some frost on
packages is normal.
However, if freezing occurs, move
the fresh food control one step
When you stop turning the
thermostat down, turn the
refrigerator's controls back
to their regular settings.



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