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GE CFE29TSDSS Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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Operating Instructions
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 6
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8
Odor Remover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Hot Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Climate Zone & Temperature
Controlled Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,16
Freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Automatic Ice maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Replacing the Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Preparing to Install the
Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 22
Installing the Refrigerator . . . . . . . 23-33
Installing the Water Line . . . . . . . . 34-35
Service - Truth or Myth . . . . . . . . . 40, 41
Consumer Support
GE
Brillion™ Get Connected
Starter Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Warranty for U.S. Customers . . . . . . . .43
Device Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Performance Data Sheet . . . . . . . . . . .45
State of California Water Treatment
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . Back Cover
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial # ____________________
Find these numbers on a label
on the left side, near the middle
of the refrigerator compartment.
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239D3389P003 Pub No. 49-60678 12-12 GE
Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
GE Café™ models
Models that start with CFE are
Standard Depth Models (SD)
Models that start with CYE are
Counter Depth Models (CD)

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Consumer Support ..Back Cover Write the model and serial numbers here: Model # ____________________ Serial # ____________________ Find these numbers on a label on the left side, near the middle of the refrigerator compartment. 239D3389P003 Pub No. 49-60678 12-12 GE...

  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING GE Appliances website For more information on your refrigerator’s operation, visit GEAppliances.com www. REFRIGERATOR SAFETY INFORMATION This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”, “WARNING”, or “CAUTION”.

  • Page 3

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. GEAppliances.com SAFETY (CONT.) INSTALLATION WARNING Explosion Hazard. Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death. WARNING Tip Over Hazard. Built-in style models (model PYE, CYE, and PWE) are top heavy, especially with any doors open.

  • Page 4

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. SAFETY (CONT.) HOT WATER DISPENSER WARNING Scalding Hazard. The hot water dispenser is capable of heating water to a temperature of approximately 185°F (85°C). Water temperatures above 125°F (52°C) can cause severe burns or death from scalding. Children, the disabled, and the elderly are at highest risk of being scalded.

  • Page 5: Features

    About the features. GEAppliances.com Space-saving ice maker QuickSpace™ shelf Ice maker and bin are located on the door creating more usable Functions as a normal full-sized shelf when needed and easily slides storage space. back to store tall items below. Showcase LED lighting Spillproof shelves LED lighting is positioned throughout the interior to spotlight areas...

  • Page 6: Features

    About the features . Door ice bin 1. Open left fresh food door. Latch 2. Pull down latch to release bin door. 3. Using handhold lift ice bucket up and out to clear locators in bottom of bin. 4. To replace the ice bucket, set it on the Ice bucket guide brackets and push until the ice bucket seats properly.

  • Page 7: Controls

    About the controls with temperature settings. GEAppliances.com CYE/CFE Control Style Temperature Express Modes Settings Lock Precise Controls Fill Water Light Water Water Crushed Cubed Changing the Temperature To turn OFF cooling system, access SETTINGS from the HOME screen. Page over and tap COOLING SYSTEM ON. To Change the Refrigerator Temperature: Press DONE to return to HOME screen.

  • Page 8

    About the controls features. Temperature Express Modes Settings Lock Precise Controls Fill Water Light Water Water Crushed Cubed NOTE: The refrigerator is shipped with protective film covering the temperature controls. If this film was not removed during installation, remove it now. The temperature controls are preset in the factory at 37°F for the refrigerator compartment and 0°F for the freezer compartment.

  • Page 9: Odor Remover

    4 hours. Install/Replace Odor Filter Odor Filter The Odor Filter is located in the upper left corner of the fresh food compartment. GE recommends replacement of the odor filter every System Settings Done 6 months or when odor becomes objectionable.

  • Page 10: Dispenser

    About the dispenser. Water & Ice Dispenser (See about the controls with Temperature settings & about the Control features) Dispenser Tray If no water is dispensed when the refrigerator is first installed, To remove Dispenser Tray there may be air in the water line system. Press the dispenser Pull Dispenser Tray out until it stops.

  • Page 11: Hot Water

    About Hot Water. GEAppliances.com Temperature Express Modes Settings Lock Precise Controls Fill Water Light Water Water Crushed Cubed To Use Hot Water Dispenser Important Facts about HOT WATER WARNING Scalding Hazard. 170, 185, or Custom). The water coming from the dispenser is very hot and can cause scalds or burns.

  • Page 12: Water Filter

    GE filters meet rigorous industry NSF standards for safety and quality that are important for products that are filtering your water. GE has not qualified non-GE-branded filters for use in GE and Hotpoint refrigerators and there is no assurance that non-GE-branded filters meet GE's standards for quality, performance and reliability.

  • Page 13: Fresh Food Storage Options

    About the fresh food storage options. GEAppliances.com Rearranging the Shelves Shelves in the refrigerator compartment are adjustable. To remove: Remove all items from the shelf. Tilt the shelf up at the front. Lift the shelf up at the back and bring the shelf out.

  • Page 14

    About the fresh food storage options. Non-Adjustable Dairy Bin To remove: Lift the dairy bin straight up, To replace: Engage the bin in the molded door then pull out. supports and push down. The bin will lock in place. See page 33. Adjustable Bins on the Door Drop down tray Adjustable bins can easily be carried from...

  • Page 15: Controlled Drawer

    About the climate zone and temperature controlled drawer. GEAppliances.com ClimateZone Keep fruits and vegetables organized in separate compartments for easy access. Excess water that may accumulate in the bottom of the drawers or under the drawers should be wiped dry. Temperature Controlled Drawer The Temperature Controlled Drawer is a full-width drawer with adjustable temperature...

  • Page 16

    About the climate zone and temperature controlled drawer. How to Remove and Replace the Adjustable Deli/Produce Drawer To remove: To replace: Pull the drawer out to the stop position. Pull left and right slides until fully extended. Lift the front of the drawer up and out. Place drawer back in first and rotate drawer front down to seat on slide.

  • Page 17: Freezer

    About the freezer. GEAppliances.com Freezer Basket and Drawer Basket. Drawer Utility Bin Non-Adjustable Bin in the Freezer To remove: push in plastic tab on either left or right side To replace: slide bin into location until it locks into place. Basket Removal To remove, CFE only: To remove, CYE only:...

  • Page 18: Automatic Ice Maker

    About the automatic ice maker. A newly installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making ice. Automatic Ice maker You may hear a buzzing sound each time the (on some models) ice maker fills with water. The ice maker will produce seven cubes Ice maker Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow per cycle approximately 100–130 cubes...

  • Page 19: Care And Cleaning

    Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. GEAppliances.com Cleaning the Outside The stainless steel panels, door handles and trim. Silver-accented plastic parts. Do not use appliance wax, polish, bleach, or other products Wash parts with soap or other mild detergents. Wipe clean with containing chlorine on stainless steel.

  • Page 20: Replacing The Lights

    An authorized technician will need to replace the LED light. If this assembly needs to be replaced, call GE Service at 1.800.432.2737 in the United States or 1.800.561.3344 in Canada.

  • Page 21: Installation Instructions

    Installation Refrigerator Instructions GE Café™ models Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Website at: GEAppliances.com In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit our Website at: www.GEAppliances.ca BEFORE YOU BEGIN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED Read these instructions completely and carefully. WARNING Tip Over Hazard.

  • Page 22

    Installation Instructions DIMENSIONS All measurements are given with leveling leg fully retracted. CYE Only CFE Only Case Depth w/o ” ” ” Doors 29 ” CFE ” CYE Height from floor to hinge cover top 69 ” ” ” 69” 69”...

  • Page 23: Installing The Refrigerator

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD REFRIGERATOR LOCATION DOOR HANDLE Handle Design varies based on models, however go below 60°F (16°C) because it will not run often enough Installation is same. to maintain proper temperatures. Stainless steel and plastic handles: Loosen the set screws with the 1/8”...

  • Page 24

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS (cont) Securely tape the door shut with masking tape or have Disconnect the water line from the back of the unit by a second person support the door. pressing down on the dark grey collar while pulling up on the water line.

  • Page 25

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS (cont) REINSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS Reverse steps 1 through 4 to reinstall refrigerator, follow details below for critical alignments. Note: for proper installation later, please follow the next step carefully. Reinstall center hinge first and torque the screws to Fresh Food doors to be REMOVED and INSTALLED 65 in-lbs.

  • Page 26

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR REPLACING THE FREEZER DOOR Pull the freezer door open to full extension. Pull the slide Mechanism to full extension using both Remove 3 attachment screws, located at the bottom hands simultaneously. on each side of the freezer door using 3/8”...

  • Page 27

    0.6” o inferior. Set Screw Vis d’ajustement Step 2 Step 3 Tornillo del Set Étape 2 Étape 3 Paso 2 Paso 3 GE Appliances General Electric Company Louisville, KY 40225 Refer to 239D4144P001 Pub No. 31-45474-2 11-12 GE GEAppliances.com...

  • Page 28

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) LEVEL THE FREEZER DOOR LEVEL THE FREEZER DOOR (cont.) Lift the door on the side requiring adjustment, rotate the cam to required position. 0 - Initial position 1 - Lift by 0.050” -1 - Lower by 0.050” -2 - Lower by 0.100 -3 - Lower by 0.150”...

  • Page 29: Installing The Anti-tip Bracket

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) Anti-Tip Floor Bracket Installation (Models PYE, CYE, and PWE only) TOOLS YOU WILL NEED WARNING Tip Over Hazard. 1/8” (3 mm) Drill Bit and Tape measure Electric or Hand Drill Built-in style models (model PYE, CYE, and PWE) are top heavy, especially with any doors open.

  • Page 30

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) Anti-Tip Floor Bracket Installation (Models PYE, CYE, and PWE only) (cont.) LOCATING THE ANTI-TIP FLOOR CONCRETE Wall and Floor Construction: AT-2 BRACKET (cont.) 4 each 1/4” (6 mm) x 1-1/2” (38 mm) lag bolts Figure 2 –...

  • Page 31

    You may need to pry open the clamp. sand or particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator’s water valve. Install it in the water line near the refrigerator. If using GE SmartConnect ™ Refrigerator Tubing Kit, you will need an additional tube (WX08X10002) to connect the filter.

  • Page 32

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) TURN ON THE WATER SUPPLY LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS Remember a level refrigerator is necessary for getting the doors perfectly even. If you need help, review the previous section on leveling the refrigerator. When When the left the left...

  • Page 33: Installing The Refrigerator

    Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.) Refrigerator Assembly Instructions, suggested assembly. Divider (Select models only) To place bins into doors: Match your bin with the letter shown. Position the bin hooks over the bin locator and push forward until inserted fully. Bin hook rear each side Push bin down until locked into...

  • Page 34: Installing The Water Line

    If using Osmosis Water System, the only approved installation copper, be sure both ends of the tubing are is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water cut square. systems, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Page 35: Installing The Water Line

    (cont.) Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used drinking water line. WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.) NOTE: The only GE approved plastic tubing is that supplied in GE SmartConnect Refrigerator ™ SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY Tubing kits. Do not use any other plastic water...

  • Page 36

    Pipe Clamp 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...

  • Page 37: Normal Operating Conditions

    Normal operating conditions. Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators. Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer technology. Do you hear what I hear? These conditions are normal. HUMMM... WHOOSH... The new high efficiency compressor may run faster and longer than your old refrigerator and you may hear a high-pitched hum You may hear the fans spinning at high speeds.

  • Page 38: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages first and you may not need to call for service. Problem Possible Causes What to Do Water filter indicator light Water filter indicator must be reset On the LCD screen select remains lit after replacing filter system SETTINGS, then WATER FILTER.

  • Page 39: Troubleshooting Tips

    GEAppliances.com Troubleshooting Tips (cont) Problem Possible Causes What to Do No water or ice cube production Supply line or shutoff valve is clogged Call a plumber Water filter is clogged Replace filter cartridge or remove filter and install bypass plug Filter cartridge not properly installed Remove and reinstall filter cartridge, being certain that it locks in place.

  • Page 40: Service - Truth Or Myth

    Before you call for service, review the detailed troubleshooting tips in the Owner’s SERVICE manual. If needed, service can be scheduled by visiting us online GEAppliances. com or calling 800.ge.CARES 800.432.2737 Truth or Myth Truth or Myth? Answer Explanation The refrigerator water filter may require replacement,...

  • Page 41

    Before you call for service, review the detailed troubleshooting tips in the Owner’s SERVICE manual. If needed, service can be scheduled by visiting us online GEAppliances. com or calling 800.ge.CARES 800.432.2737 Truth or Myth (cont.) Truth or Myth? Answer Explanation Door removal is always required for installation.

  • Page 42: Starter Kit

    Apple Inc. ® Learn More at GEAppliances.com/connected-home-manager SPECIAL OFFER Save 25% on a GE Brillion Get Connected Starter Kit EApplianceParts.com and enter the promotion code JOIN when you ted Starter Kit (Par Offer valid through December 31, 2013...

  • Page 43: Warranty For U.s. Customers

    GE with information on your appliance. If you do not want your appliance data to be sent to GE, please advise your technician NOT to submit the data to GE at the time of service.

  • Page 44: Rpwf Water Filter Cartridge Limited

    Date * If your GE part fails because of a manufacturing defect within thirty days from the date of original purchase for use, we will give you a new or, at our option, a rebuilt part without charge. Return the defective part to the parts supplier from whom it was purchased together with a copy of the “proof of purchase” for the part. If the part is defective and shows no signs of abuse, it will be exchanged.

  • Page 45: Performance Data Sheet

    System tested and certifi ed by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard Appliances 42 and Standard 53 in model GE RPWF for the reduction of the claims specifi ed Appliance Park on the performance data sheet.

  • Page 46: Warranty

    2110 Date Issued: November 16, 2011 Trademark/Model Designation Replacement Elements GE RPWF RPWF Manufacturer: 3M Purification Inc. The water treatment device(s) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to Section 116830 of the Health and Safety Code for the following health related contaminants:...

  • Page 47

    Notes GEAppliances.com...

  • Page 48: Consumer Support

    Contact Us GEAppliances.com 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: www.GEAppliances.ca, or write to:...

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  • Lee Aug 11, 2016 06:05:
    Can I control the temperatur​e of the water dispenser?