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GE 17 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

GE 17 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions



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Safety Instructions
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Operating Instructions
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 6
Storage Drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Temperature Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Water Line Installation . . . . . . . .10-12
Before You Call For Service . . . . . .17, 18
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . .17
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . Back Cover
Refrigerator Warranty . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
Models 16, 17, 18
197D8622P001 49-60655-2 11-11 GE


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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Reversing the Door Swing ..13–16 Water Line Installation ..10–12 Troubleshooting Tips Before You Call For Service ..17, 18 Normal Operating Sounds ..17 Consumer Support Consumer Support .
  • Page 2 DANGER! RISQUES POUR LES ENFANTS COMMENT VOUS DÉBARRASSER CONVENABLEMENT DE VOTRE ANCIEN RÉFRIGÉRATEUR Réfrigérants Les enfants pris au piège ou morts d’asphyxie sont toujours d’actualité. Les réfrigérateurs Tous les appareils de réfrigération contiennent des abandonnés sont toujours aussi dangereux, réfrigérants qui, conformément aux lois fédérales, même si on n’attend que «quelques jours»...
  • Page 3 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 properly installed In refrigerators with automatic icemakers, and located in accordance with the Installation avoid contact with the moving parts of the...
  • Page 4 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- This provides the best performance and also prevents prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard 3- overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fire...
  • Page 5: Shelves

    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 (on some models) The temperature control dial adjust refrigerator from warmest to coldest. The recommended factory setting is shown in illustration to the left.
  • Page 6: Storage Drawers

    About the freezer compartment shelves. Step Shelf (on some models) To remove the step shelf: Lift left side of shelf slightly. Lower right side of shelf, move shelf to the right and take it out. Move shelf to the left to free its right ends from holes in the cabinet wall.
  • Page 7: Automatic Icemaker

    About storage drawer and cover removal. Not all features are on all models. Adjustable Humidity Drawer (on some models) Slide the control all the way to the Slide the control all the way to the LOW HIGH setting to provide high humidity setting to provide lower humidity levels recommended for most vegetables.
  • Page 8: Models

    Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. Cleaning the Outside Moving the Refrigerator The door handles and trim (on some models). Clean Be careful when moving the refrigerator away from with a cloth dampened with soapy water. Dry with a the wall. All types of floor coverings can be damaged, soft cloth.
  • Page 9: The Refrigerator

    Installation Instructions Models 16, 17, 18 If you have questions, call 1.800.GE.CARES visit our Website at: In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 Visit our Website at: BEFORE YOU BEGIN CLEARANCES Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, Read these instructions completely and carefully.
  • Page 10: Water Line Installation

    Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and • A GE water supply kit (containing tubing, shutoff valve lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified and fittings listed below) is available at extra cost from...
  • Page 11: Installation Instructions

    Failure to valve. Tighten the compression nut securely. drill a 1/4” hole may result in reduced ice production For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect ™ or smaller cubes. Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end...
  • Page 12 15°F (–9°C) or below. It will then begin operation automatically. Power Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) switch 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

    Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING IMPORTANT NOTES REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR When reversing the door swing: 2.1Tape the door shut with masking tape. • Read the instructions all the way through before starting. 2.2With a 5/16” hex-head socket driver, remove the screws that hold the top hinge to the cabinet.
  • Page 14 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD DOOR REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD DOOR (CONT.) 3.1Tape the door shut with masking tape. 3.5Transfer the two screws from the opposite side of the cabinet to the screw holes vacated by the center hinge removal.
  • Page 15 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE HARDWARE REVERSING THE DOOR (CONT.) HANDLES (CONT.) 4.2Interchange hinge and screws at top right with screws at top left of cabinet. Do not tighten screws on hinge 5.1.3 Remove plug button from the top hinge hole on the left side at this time.
  • Page 16 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) REVERSING THE DOOR HANDLES RE-HANGING THE DOORS (CONT.) (CONT.) 5.4 Transfer Freezer Door Handle 6.1.2 Insert the pin on the center hinge into the socket in the top of the door. Place the spacer, then the washer, on the 5.4.1 Remove the screw hinge pin.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting Tips

    Normal operating sounds. Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators. Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer technology. Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal. HUMMM... The new high efficiency You may hear the fans spinning at compressor may run high speeds.
  • Page 18 Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Problem Possible Causes What To Do Normal when refrigerator • Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely Motor operates for long is first plugged in. cool down. periods or cycles on and off frequently.
  • 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 Contact Us In the U.S.: 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 GE Appliances, Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225 In Canada:, or write to: Director, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.

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