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GE TOP-FREEZER 16 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

GE TOP-FREEZER 16 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

General electric refrigerator user manual
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Operating Instructions

Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 6
Storage Drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Temperature Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .5
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Water Line Installation . . . . . . . .10-12
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . .17
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . Back Cover
(Canadian) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 22
Canadian Customers . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Owner's Manual and
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Summary of Contents for GE TOP-FREEZER 16

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Installation Instructions Preparing to Install the Refrigerator ....9 Reversing the Door Swing ..13–16 Water Line Installation ..10–12 Troubleshooting Tips Before You Call For Service .
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts. DANGER! RISQUES POUR LES ENFANTS COMMENT VOUS DÉBARRASSER CONVENABLEMENT DE VOTRE ANCIEN RÉFRIGÉRATEUR Les enfants pris au piège ou morts d’asphyxie sont toujours d’actualité. Les réfrigérateurs abandonnés sont toujours aussi dangereux, même si on n’attend que «quelques jours»...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Installation Instructions before it is used. Do not allow children to climb, stand or hang on the shelves in the refrigerator. They could damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves. Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment when hands are damp or wet.
  • Page 4: How To Connect Electricity

    Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded 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 5: Temperature Control Dial

    About the temperature control dial. Turning the dial to 0/ Off stops cooling in both compartments—fresh food and freezer. It does not shut off power to the refrigerator. Temperature Control Dial The temperature control dial has nine settings plus 0. 1 is the warmest. 9 is the coldest. At first, set the dial at 5.
  • Page 6: Storage Drawers

    About the freezer compartment shelves. Step Shelf To remove the step shelf: To replace the step shelf: 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.
  • Page 7: Automatic Icemaker

    Lift the frame off the supports at each side and back, pull it forward, tilt it and take it out. About the automatic icemaker. A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making ice. Automatic Icemaker There are 2 types of icemakers: The icemaker will produce approximately 100–130 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending on...
  • Page 8: Care And Cleaning

    Do not use appliance wax or polish on the stainless steel. 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, powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners containing bleach because these products can scratch and weaken the paint finish.
  • Page 9: Installation Instructions

    They firmly position the refrigerator and prevent it from moving when the doors are opened. Leveling legs should be set so the front of the refrigerator is raised just enough that the doors close easily when opened about halfway.
  • Page 10: Water Line Installation

    WX08X10015 and WX08X10025). When connecting your refrigerator to a GE Reverse Osmosis Water System, the only approved installation is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water systems, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. This water line installation is not warranted by the refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer.
  • Page 11 Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression nut securely. For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten compression nut until it is hand tight, then tighten one additional turn with a wrench.
  • Page 12 Remove the plastic flexible cap from the water valve (refrigerator connection). Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of the tubing as shown. On GE SmartConnect Refrigerator Tubing kit, ™ the nuts are already assembled to the tubing.
  • Page 13: Reversing The Door Swing

    Putty knife or thin-blade screwdriver BEFORE YOU START 1.1 Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet. 1.2 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.
  • Page 14 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD DOOR 3.1 Tape the door shut with masking tape. 3.2 Using a 5/16” hex-head socket screwdriver and a 5/16” open-end wrench, remove the two screws holding the center hinge to the cabinet. Lift the center hinge to free its pin from the socket in the top of the door, and set hinge and screws aside.
  • Page 15: Reversing The Door

    Installation Instructions REVERSING THE HARDWARE 4.2 Interchange hinge and screws at top right with screws at top left of cabinet. Do not tighten screws on hinge side at this time. Installing the hinge on the left. Installing the hinge on the right. NOTES: •...
  • Page 16 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING REVERSING THE DOOR HANDLES 5.4 Transfer Freezer Door Handle 5.4.1 Remove the screw holding the handle to the top of the door and the two screws holding the handle to the bottom of the door. 5.4.2 Remove the handle.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting Tips

    CLICKS, POPS, CRACKS and CHIRPS You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the refrigerator cools to the correct temperature. The compressor may cause a clicking or chirping sound when attempting to restart (this could take up to 5 minutes).
  • Page 18 • Wipe surface dry and reset temperature control dial one setting colder. • 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.
  • Page 19: Warranty For Canadian Customers

    CUSTOMER WARRANTY Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship. What is covered How Long Warranted (From Date of Sale) Compressor GE Profile: Ten (10) Years Brands: One (1) Year Sealed System (including GE Profile: Five (5) Years...
  • Page 20: Product Registration (U.s.) . The top card is for products installed in the U.S. The bottom card is for products installed in Canada. GE Service Protection Plus GE, a name recognized worldwide for quality and dependability together with Assurant Solutions, offers you Service Protection Plus —comprehensive protection on your appliances.* ™...
  • Page 21: Product Registration (Canadian)

    For refrigerators installed in the U.S. For refrigerators installed in Canada Please place in envelope and mail to: Veuillez mettre dans une enveloppe et envoyez à : OWNERSHIP REGISTRATION P.O. BOX 1780 MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L4Y 4G1 (FOR CANADIAN CONSUMERS ONLY) Please place in envelope and mail to: General Electric Company Warranty Registration Department...
  • Page 22 Number Year * Please provide your e-mail address to receive, via e-mail, discounts, special offers and other important communications from GE Appliances (GEA). 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.
  • Page 23: Warranty For U.s. Customers

    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 24: Consumer Support

    Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe service center, or call 1.800.661.1616. 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: In Canada:, or write to:...

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