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Troubleshooting - GE GSE22 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Troubleshooting Tips... Before you call for service
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
compartment too warm
Vibration or rattling
Motor operates for long periods
or cycles on and off frequently.
(Modern refrigerators with more
storage space and a larger
time. They start and stop often to
maintain even temperatures.)
food (frost within package is
normal)
warm
Automatic icemaker does not
work (on some models)
Small or hollow cubes
Cube dispenser does not work
(on some models)
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Possible Causes
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
Freezer control in 0 (off) position.
Refrigerator is unplugged.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is
tripped.
Temperature control not set cold
enough.
Warm weather or frequent door
openings.
Door left open.
Front rollers need adjusting.
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.
Door left open.
Too frequent or too long door
openings.
Automatic energy saver system
circulates warm liquid around front
edge of freezer compartment.
Icemaker power switch is in the
position.
Water supply turned off or not
connected.
Freezer compartment too warm.
Piled up cubes in the storage bin
cause icemaker to shut off.
Ice cubes stuck in icemaker.
Ice storage bin needs cleaning.
Food transmitting odor/taste to ice
cubes.
Interior of refrigerator needs
cleaning.
Water filter clogged.
Door left open.
Temperature control not set cold
enough.
Door gasket on hinge side sticking or
folding over.
Defrost heater is on.
Icemaker or water supply turned off.
Ice cubes are frozen to icemaker
feeler arm.
Irregular ice clumps in storage
container.
Dispenser is
.
What To Do
Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Push the plug completely into the outlet.
Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
See Controls.
Set the temperature control one step colder. See Controls.
Check to see if package is holding door open.
See Rollers. Slight vibration is normal.
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 Controls.
Check to see if package is holding door open.
This helps prevent condensation on the outside.
Slide the power switch to the ON position.
Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.
Level cubes by hand.
Turn off the icemaker, remove cubes and turn the icemaker
back on.
Wrap foods well.
See Care and cleaning.
Replace filter cartridge with new cartridge or with plug.
Check to see if package is holding door open.
See Controls.
Apply petroleum jelly on face of gasket
This is normal.
Turn on icemaker or water supply.
Remove cubes.
Break up with fingertip pressure and discard remaining
clumps.
colder setting, one position at a time, until clumps do not
form.
Press and hold the Lock pad for 3 seconds.

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