General Electric EZ Light Christmas Trees - Assembly Instructions

General Electric EZ Light Christmas Trees - Assembly Instructions

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General Electric EZ Light Christmas Trees - Assembly Instructions

FOR HINGED TREE

Nicolas Holiday Inc. thanks you for your purchase of this pre-lit Christmas tree. With proper use and care, your Christmas tree will provide years of use and memories.

Carefully follow the instructions below on how to assemble and disassemble your pre-lit Christmas tree.

If you should have any problems with your tree, or if the tree does not light after assembly, DO NOT return it to the place of purchase. Please refer to the troubleshooting section of this manual or call our toll free number: 1-877-398-7337 and a customer support representative will assist you.

Our customer support center is open Monday through Friday 10AM to 7PM EST with additional hours throughout the holiday season:
November 15th to December 23rd: Monday-Friday 8AM to 8PM EST,
Saturday-Sunday: 10AM to 7PM EST

You may also visit us on the web at www.geholidaylighting.com

Enjoy your holiday!

Review Following Terms Carefully

  1. Carefully unpack, removing any bubble wrap and inspect the contents of your tree. {Fig. A}
    Installation - Step 1

NOTE: No tools required

Tree Sections Tree Stand Approx. Asm Time *
3' – 4.5' trees 2 Metal 5 – 10 minutes
5' – 6.5' trees 3 Metal 10 – 15 minutes
7'-9' trees 3 or 4 Metal 10 – 15 minutes
9'– 10.5' trees 5 Metal 15 – 20 minutes
12' trees 6, or 7 Metal 25 – 30 minutes

* Does not include time for shaping branches, estimated shaping time is 30 minutes/section;
Recommend use of a stepladder for trees over 6'; Recommend two people for 12' tree

NOTE: Before opening stand make certain thumbscrew is loosened/ removed to not interfere with opening legs.

  1. Remove the tree stand from the storage bag and open by pulling apart two legs on the same side until they are 90 to each other.

NOTE: due to different metal stand designs, trees are shipped with the thumbscrew either already threaded into the stand or packaged separately in a bag. Make certain to check for the thumbscrew before discarding the storage bag.

Hint: your assembled tree may be heavy and difficult to move so place the stand in the desired location before assembling.

The thumbscrew is to be threaded into the stand. Insert or back-out accordingly. Look for the bottom section of the tree, identified by a red-colored plastic protective cap at the bottom of the pole. Remove the cap and place the pole into the tree stand and tighten the thumbscrew. { Figs. B and C}
Installation - Step 2

For some 7' to 12' trees, after removing the bubble wrap, look for the tag marked "A" attached to the outer layer of branches. Remove the cap and place the pole into the tree stand and tighten the thumbscrew.

  1. Locate and untwist the red metal tie wrap holding the branches in place.

Hint: if your branches do not fall into place, DO NOT force down. Gently lift up on the branch panels to release the branch from its locked position.{Fig. D} Now, all rows of branches should be in the open position.
Installation - Step 3

Before adding the next section, follow the shaping instructions listed below in Step 1.

Step 1: For a natural uniform look, position some branches outward and some upward. {Fig. E} Repeat for each branch panel and each tree section.
Installation - Step 4

  1. If your tree contains only 2 sections, skip to 5.

Locate the middle section, identified by having a green colored plastic protective cap. Remove the green cap from the end of the middle section. For some 7' to 12' trees, look for tags marked B, then C to F attached to the outer layer of branches. Starting with "B", remove the end green cap and proceed.

Find the locating key inside the bottom opening of the tree pole from the middle section or the section marked "B". Find the groove key located at the top of the tree pole from the bottom section or the section marked "A". Align the locating key and groove and insert the middle section over the opening in the bottom section, sliding the key down the groove until fully seated.

NOTE: locate the white vertical line at the top of the metal pole of the bottom section (or the lower section just assembled). Locate the white mark on the branch holder frame on the middle section (or the section being assembled). Align these two visible white marks to assemble the tree sections together.{Fig. F} NOTE: For white trees, the color of the distinguishing marks on the pole and branch holder will be light green.
Installation - Step 5

NOTE: This stabilizes your tree keeping the middle section from turning and properly F aligning the branch panels. Untwist the F red metal tie wrap holding the branches in place.

Refer to Hint in 3. Repeat the shaping instructions in Step 1.

To electrically connect the sections, fully insert the plug from the extension cord attached to the pole of the middle section into the extension cord outlet attached to the pole near the top of the bottom section.

NOTE: For some 5'- 6.5' trees fully insert the plug from the bottom layer of branches from the middle section into the end connector from the top layer of branches from the bottom section.

NOTE: For some 6'-7.5' trees, the middle section has one long lead wire. Bring it down the tree and fully insert the plug into the female end (add-on) of the plug from the long lead wire from the bottom section (2 plugs stacked together).

NOTE: For some 9' to 12' trees there are two wrapped extension cords attached to sections marked A and either B or C.

  1. The bottom section of your tree also contains a wrapped extension cord. Remove the twist tie and straighten out the cord. At the end of the extension cord is a plug and on some trees an On/Off FOOT PEDAL. Insert the plug fully into a working wall outlet. Stepping on the foot pedal will turn the power to tree On or Off.

NOTE: For trees without an extension cord, remove the twist tie from the wrapped lead wire at the bottom of the tree and fully insert the plug into a working wall outlet.

  1. Except for some 7' to 12' trees, your tree, as assembled, should now be illuminated. For some 7' to 12' trees, continue to add the remaining sections, connecting the plug on the extension cord at the bottom of the upper section into the extension cord outlet near the top of the adjoining lower section.

Hint: If the tree does not illuminate, try stepping on the foot pedal as the power may be Off. Also, refer to the Trouble Shooting Tips section.

  1. Disconnect power to the tree by removing the plug from the wall outlet. DO NOT remove by pulling on the cord. The remaining section to assemble is the treetop.

Hint: Shape the top prior to assembly. To shape, gently press the branches down and away from the center Insert the top section into the opening at the top of the last section assembled.(Fig. G).
Installation - Step 6

NOTE: on some models, the top and bottom sections are already electrically connected.

Insert the top into the bottom being careful to keep the cord from entering the opening and damaging the wires.

  1. To illuminate the top, fully insert the plug from the topsection into either the end connector or the extension cord outlet on or near the top layer of branches of previously assembled pole. Finish Shaping the treetop as necessary according to the instructions in Step 1. Re-connect power to the tree. All sections of your tree should now be illuminated. {Fig. H}
    Installation - Step 7
  2. Please check your tree for any loose, unlit or damaged bulbs. They must be replaced promptly in order to maintain the performance and life expectancy of your pre-lit tree.

Your Christmas tree is complete and ready to decorate!

Trouble Shooting Tips

If the tree does not illuminate, try stepping on the On/Off FOOT PEDAL and make certain the wall switch is turned on.

If one section of your tree does not illuminate, check that section for loose or missing bulbs, all factory connections are properly made or that you properly made all the electrical connections between each tree section, i.e., tree plug to extension cord outlet. Also, check the fused plug for a missing or burned out (open) fuse.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q. May I add a lighted, decorative tree top to my tree?
A. Yes, There is an outlet on the back of the bladed plug of the tree top.

Q. May I put blinking or flashing bulbs on my tree?
A. No

Q. May I add extra string sets to my pre-lit tree?
A. No

Q. May I put my pre-lit tree outside?
A. No. Pre-lit trees are for indoor use only.

Q. May I hang glass ornaments on a pre-lit tree?
A. Yes, however, do not hang directly on the wire of the lights.

Q. May I remove a light string bulb and add a pig tailed illuminated or animated ornament or motor?
A. No, removing the bulbs and inserting any additional device into a lamp holder will cause the light set to cease to operate and may revoke the limited warranty of this product.

Tree Storage

  1. Remove the tree's main extension cord plug from the wall outlet. Do not unplug by pulling on the cord.
  2. Starting at the top, untwist the securing cap and disconnect the male and female connectors between the top and section B.
  3. Carefully lift the treetop straight up* from the lower section. If tightly seated, then wiggle treetop slightly to loosen.
    * Use of a ladder is suggested to avoid bending of the treetop. Please exercise care when using a ladder to maintain balance.
    Step A: Gently fold the branches up toward the center. Care should be taken to avoid damage to the lights.
  4. Place the treetop into your original shipping carton with the top in a corner at one end.
  5. Untwist the securing cap and disconnect the male and female connectors between sections B and A.
  6. Remove section B, collapse the hinges, repeat Step A and set-aside.
  7. While holding the tree pole of section A, loosen the thumbscrew located on the tree stand.
  8. Remove section A from the tree stand, collapse the hinges and repeat Step A.
  9. Place section A into the carton with the top of the section at the opposite end of the treetop, as pole A lays along side the treetop.
  10. To close the tree stand for storage, loosen thumbscrew sufficiently to then push the legs inward.
  11. Place the tree stand vertically along the long side of the carton or lay it flat on the bottom.
  12. Carefully place section B into the carton over the Treetop with its pole lying along side section A.
  13. Seal the carton closed.


Store your carton neatly in a cool, dry location protected from sunlight to prolong the tree life and to better keep the light sets in working order. Do not place a heavy load on the carton to avoid damage to or crushing the carton and tree inside.

Disclaimer: DO NOT USE OR INSTALL ANY ADDITIONAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTING OR ORNAMENTATION THAT IS POWERED BY A LIGHT BULB SOCKET. DOING THIS MAY RESULT IN DAMAGE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE OR CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY. DOING THIS, WILL RESULT IN A VOID OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY OF THIS PRODUCT.

warningATTENTION:
Replaceable fused lamps - identified by the white colored ring at the top of the lamp holder. Refer to the UL light string instructions when replacing these lamps.

Spare Parts: Your Tree includes a plastic bag containing spare bulbs, replaceable fused bulbs, spare 3-amp fuses, as replacements for the lighting strings and (1) 5-amp fuse.

NOTE: This 5-amp fuse is ONLY to replace an open fuse in the SHORT extension cord WITHIN a tree section. The spare 7 amp fuse(s) for the LONGextension cord(s) at the BOTTOM of your tree are located within the plug cavity.

Distributed by Nicolas Holiday Inc.,
For indoor use only

© 2014 Nicolas Holiday Inc.,
9 F., No. 37, Guangfu North Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan 10560
All rights reserved.

THIS IS NOT A TOY, FOR DECORATIVE USE ONLY.

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