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GE 11 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

12 and 12 models top-freezer refrigerators
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Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .6, 7
Models 11 and 12
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Ice Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Storage Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . . 17, 18
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model __________________
Serial __________________
You can find them on a label
inside the refrigerator on the
upper left side wall.
197D4617P004 49-60481
08-06 JR



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  Summary of Contents for GE 11

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Storage Drawer ....4 Installation Instructions Preparing to Install the Refrigerator ... . . 8 Reversing the Door Swing . . . 9–13 Troubleshooting Tips .
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    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 3: How To Connect Electricity

    3-prong wall outlet. The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the rating plate.
  • Page 4: Control Settings

    Adjust the control one increment at a time, and allow 12 hours after each adjustment for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you set. After changing the control, allow 12 hours for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set. Control settings will vary based on personal preferences, usage and operating conditions, and may require more than one adjustment.
  • Page 5: Ice Service

    Icemaker Accessory Kit An icemaker accessory kit is available from your dealer. Check the back of the refrigerator for the specific icemaker kit needed for your model. Water Supply Kits Kits containing copper tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and instructions needed to connect...
  • Page 6: Operating Instructions Care And Cleaning

    Dry 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,...
  • Page 7 Rotate the shield up until the tabs at the top of the shield pop into place in the bulb housing. Replace the screw. Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.
  • Page 8: The Refrigerator

    Installation Instructions If you have questions, call 1.800.GE.CARES BEFORE YOU BEGIN Read these instructions completely and carefully. IMPORTANT – • Save these instructions for local inspector’s use. IMPORTANT – • Observe all governing codes and ordinances. Note to Installer –...
  • Page 9: Installation Instructions

    Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet. Empty all door shelves. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED 5/16″...
  • Page 10 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD DOOR Tape the door shut with masking tape. Remove the center hinge and shim by removing the screws (some models have lock washers with each screw). Lift up the hinge to remove it. NOTE: Some models have a washer between the center hinge and the top of the fresh food door.
  • Page 11 CAUTION: Be sure that the coils on the back of the refrigerator do not rest against the wall. Doing so could damage the coils. 30″ Remove the screws (some models have washers with each screw), leveling leg and bottom hinge from the right side.
  • Page 12 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING TRANSFER FRESH FOOD DOOR STOP TO THE LEFT Remove the door stop from the bottom of the right side of the door. Transfer the plug buttons from the bottom left side to the right side. Install the door stop on the left side. REMOVE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE FROM THE LEFT For models without a handle, continue to Step 8.
  • Page 13 Remove the three plug buttons on the left side and install them on the right. Install the center hinge designed for the left side that came with the refrigerator, with the screws, spacer and washer(s) (on some models) that you removed in Step 2.
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting Tips

    You may hear the fans spinning at high speeds. This happens when the refrigerator is first plugged in, when the doors are opened frequently or when a large amount of food is added to the refrigerator or freezer compartments. The fans are helping to maintain the correct temperatures.
  • Page 15: Before You Call For Service

    • Push the plug completely into the outlet. • Replace fuse or reset the breaker. • See Leveling Legs. • Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down. • This is normal. • Check to see if package is holding door open.
  • Page 16 Light bulb burned out. What To Do • 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.
  • Page 17: Product Registration

    You can rest easy, knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs. Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-free at for more information. *All brands covered, up to 20 years old, in the continental U.S.
  • Page 18: Serial Number

    Check here if you do not want to receive communications from GEA’s carefully selected partners. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS CARD DOES NOT DIMINISH YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS. For information about GEA’s privacy and data usage policy, go to and click on “Privacy Policy” or call 800.626.2224. Read your Owner’s Manual carefully.
  • Page 19: Refrigerator Warranty

    This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service.
  • Page 20: Consumer Support

    Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for...

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