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GE GeoSpring GEH50DFEJS Owner's Manual

GE GeoSpring GEH50DFEJS Owner's Manual

Hybrid electric residential water heaters


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Sizing information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Operational Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
ConnectPlus Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Fault Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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You can find them on the rating
label on the front side of your
water heater.
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Summary of Contents for GE GeoSpring GEH50DFEJS

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Model # _________________ Serial # _________________ You can find them on the rating label on the front side of your water heater. GE is a trademark of the General Electric Company. Manufactured under trademark license. 49-50300-2 10-16 GEA...
  • Page 2 THANK YOU FOR MAKING GE APPLIANCES A PART OF YOUR HOME. Whether you grew up with GE Appliances, or this is your first, we’re happy to have you in the family. We take pride in the craftsmanship, innovation and design that goes into every GE Appliances product, and we think you will too.
  • Page 3: Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE WARNING or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life. Be sure to read and understand the entire Owner’ s Manual before attempting to install or operate this water heater. It may save you time and cost.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE WATER TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT Safety, energy conservation, and hot water capacity are factors to be considered when selecting the water temperature setting of the water heater. Water temperatures above 125°F can cause severe burns or death from scalding.
  • Page 5: Sizing Information

    Water Heater Sizing Information For existing home replacements: Water Heater Capacity and Increasing Temperature Setpoint: Replacing an existing tank water heater? If your current water heater has provided adequate hot water, The water heater temperature setting strongly impacts and no other plumbing changes and/or renovations the amount of usable hot water available for showers that would require additional hot water demand are in and baths.
  • Page 6: Controls

    Press button once to silence adjustment. alarm. Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset the anode alarm after replacing. Call GE Appliances Service to 7. Filter Reset replace the anode rod. Failure to replace the anode rod The filter is dirty and requires cleaning when the Red light will void warranty coverage and may result in a tank leak.
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    Operational Modes This water heater defaults to the Hybrid operating mode. Electric/Standard Mode This mode uses only the upper and lower heating To select available modes listed below: resistance elements to heat the water, stopping the cool air discharge during heat pump operation. The time it desired Operating Mode is illuminated.
  • Page 8: Connectplus Module

    ConnectPlus Module (where installed) Your GeoSpring water heater is GE Appliances WiFi Connect compatible using the GE Appliances ConnectPlus module, sold separately. The ConnectPlus module will allow your water heater to communicate with your smart phone for remote monitoring, control of settings and vacation mode, and receiving alerts and notifications.
  • Page 9: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning Exterior Surfaces Hand wash with warm water only. Routine Preventive Maintenance Draining and Flushing the Water Heater CAUTION DANGER Risk of Scald Risk of Shock - - Before manually Shut off power to operating the relief valve, make certain no one will the water heater before draining water.
  • Page 10 Care and Cleaning Cleaning the Filter In the Hybrid, Heat Pump, and High Demand/Boost modes, IMPORTANT: Filter must be cleaned when the alarm is the water heater pulls air through the filter and out the back displayed. A dirty filter will make the system work harder of the unit.
  • Page 11 Call supply be turned off before servicing the anode rod. GE Appliances Service to order or to replace the anode rod. (See page 12 for instructions to change the anode rod.) GE NOTICE: Do not remove the anode rod from the water Appliances Service: 888.4GE.HEWH (888.443.4394).
  • Page 12 Anode Rod Maintenance and Service Trim Ring CAUTION - IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE Tape Process This information is intended to use by individuals possessing adequate background of electrical, electronic Tube Pinch Off a major appliance may result in personal injury and property damage.
  • Page 13: Installation Instructions

    POWER REQUIREMENTS If a separate GE Appliances ducting kit is purchased, Check the markings on the rating plate of the water additional space is required above and to the rear of the heater to be certain the power supply corresponds to the water heater for installation.
  • Page 14 Installation Instructions WATER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS CONDENSATION DRAIN CONNECTION Refer to the illustration below for suggested typical installation. The HOT and COLD water connections are This unit has a condensate drain; therefore a floor or other NPT tapered thread fittings with use of thread sealant is for the shortest possible drain line with minimal turns to recommended.
  • Page 15 Installation Instructions RELIEF VALVE TO FILL THE WATER HEATER WARNING WARNING Risk of Unit Damage - Risk of Unit Damage - The tank pressure rating of the relief valve must not exceed must be full of water before heater is turned on. 150 PSI (1.03 kPa), the maximum working pressure The water heater warranty does not cover damage of the water heater as marked on the rating plate.
  • Page 16 Installation Instructions ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover any damage or defect caused by installation, attachment or use of any A separate branch circuit with copper conductors, type of energy-saving or other unapproved devices (other overcurrent protective device and suitable disconnecting than those authorized by the manufacturer) into, onto or in means must be provided by a qualified electrician.
  • Page 17 Installation Instructions INSTALLATION CHECKLIST 1. Tank location: cu.m.) or 240 square inches (0.15 m ) open air-flow area needed. – Back of unit away from wall by 7 inches (17.5 cm), and sides have at least 7 inches (17.5 cm) clearance.
  • Page 18 GE Appliances Service. Q: What can I do about a sulphur smell coming only from my hot water?
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Tips

    Troubleshooting Before you call for service..Save time and money! Review the chart below first and you may not need to call for service. CAUTION For your safety, DO NOT attempt repair of electrical wiring, controls, heating elements or Problem Possible Causes What To do OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE...
  • Page 20 10 minutes to allow the water temperature to stabilize, then or failure resulting from turn the breaker back on. If the F11 code persists, schedule GE operation with an empty or Appliances Service. partially empty tank.
  • Page 21: Fault Codes

    Fault Codes Fault Code Displayed Condition Action Evaporator Not Frost Free. Probable refrigerant leak. Call service** Superheat Too Low. Possible refrigerant leak. Call service** Discharge Temperature Above Limit. Call service** Possible refrigerant leak. Call service** Probable refrigerant leak. T5 Ambient Temperature Check Technician service data Refrigerant Leak Test.
  • Page 22: Warranty

    USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Appliances Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product shipping or service calls to your home.
  • Page 23 Notes 49-50300-2...
  • Page 24: Consumer Support

    Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day, any day of the year! You can also shop for more great GE Appliances products and take advantage of all our on-line support services designed for your convenience.

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