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GE GTH15BBRFLCC Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

Top-freezer models 15, 16, 17, 18
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents Safety Instructions Adapter Plugs ....Connecting Electricity ..Extension Cords ....Models 15, 16, 17, 18 Proper Disposal ....Safety Precautions .... Operating Instructions Automatic Icemaker ..Care and Cleaning ..12, 15 Shelves ....8, 9 Storage Drawers ....
  • Page 2: Proper Disposal

    /})5 L eave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside. A DANGER!RISQUESPOURLESENFANTS COMMENT VOUS DEBARRASSER CONVENABLEMENT DEVOTRE ANCIEN RE-FRIGE-RATEUR Les enfants pris au pi&ge ou morts d'asphyxie R#frig#rants sont tot_ours d'acmalit_. Les r_frigdrateurs Tous les appareils de r_fl'ig_ration contiennent abandonn&...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    IMPORTANTSAFETYINFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONSBEFORE USING. WARNING! Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner's Manual. SAFETY PRECA U flONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: NThis refrigerator must be properly installed Be carefifl closing doors when children and located in accordance with tile Installation in the area.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANTSAFETYINFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONSBEFORE USING. A WARNING! HOWTOCONNECT E LECTRICITY 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 This provides the best performance and also with a 3-prong (grounding)
  • Page 5 IMPORTANTSAFETYINFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONSBEFORE USING. ,_GEAt, t,,a.cosco., USEOFEXTENSION CORDS Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend againstthe use of an extension cord. Howevm; if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL-listed (in tile United States) or a CNA certified (in Canada), B-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the elecnical rating of the cord be 15 amperes (minimum)
  • Page 6 IMPORTANTSAFETYINFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONSBEFORE USING. USEOF ADAPTER PLUGS (Adapter plugs not permitted in Canada) Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of an adapter plug. DO NOTUSE Howevm; if you must use an adapter, where local If the adapter ground...
  • Page 7 Aboutthetemperature controldial ww_.GEAppliances. Turning the dial to 0 stops cooling in both compartments-fresh food and freezer. It does not shut off power to the refrigerator. Control S ettings Temperature Control Dial The temperature control dial has nine settings plus 0. 1 is tile warmest. 9 is tile coldest.
  • Page 8 About the fresh food compartmentshelves. Shelf supports at various levels allow you to custom-space your shelves. Not all features are on all models. Half-Width Shelves One end of the shelf rests on a molded NOTE: Theshelf to theright of the trackis designedto hookinto the@t-hand slot, side-wall support;...
  • Page 9 About the freezer compartment shelves, www, Some models have an ice-tray shelf and some have a full-width step shelf. Ice- Tray Shelf To remove the ice-tray shelf, lift the left side of the shelf off its supports, then pull the shelf re the left to free it of the plug supports.
  • Page 10 About storage drawer and cover removal. Not all features are on all models. Adjustable Humidity Drawer (onsomemodels) Slide the control all tile way to the Slide tile control all the v_ayto tile LOW HIGHsetting to provide high humidity setting to provide lower humidity levels recommended for most fruits.
  • Page 11: Automatic Icemaker

    About the automatic icemaker, www.GEAppliances.c A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making ice. Automatic Icemaker (on somemodels) The icemaker will produce seven cubes away the first feb, batches Throw of ice to allow the water line to clean per cycle-approximately 100-130 cubes...
  • Page 12: Care And Cleaning

    Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. Cleaning the Outside Donot wipe therefrigeratorwith a soileddish The door handles and trim (on some cloth or wet towel. These may leavea residue models). Clean witb a cloth dampened tbat can erodethepaint. Donot usescouring with soapy w_aten Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 13 Behind the Refrigerator Whenpushingthe refrigeratorback,makesure Be careflll when moving the refi'igerator youdon'troll over thepower cordor icemaker av_-ay from the wall. All types of floor supplyline (onsomemodels). coverings can be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings those with Enpoussantle rfifrig#rateuren place, veiller# ne embossed surfhces.
  • Page 14: Installation Instructions

    Installation Refrigerator Instructions Models 15, 16, 17, 18 I Questions?Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) o r Visit In Canada, call 1.800.361.3400 o r VisitourWebsite a t: our Website at: BEFORE YOU BEGIN CLEARANCES Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, Read these instructions completely and carefully.
  • Page 15 Osmosis Water System, the only approved installation kit, 1/4" outer diameter to connect the refi'igerator is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water to the water supply. If using coppm; be sure both systems, follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Page 16 • If you are using a GE SmartConnect '_ Refi'igerator Tubing kit, the necessa W fittings are preassembled [] DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE to the tubing.
  • Page 17 Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into tbe valve. Tighten the compression nut securely. For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect Refrigeratur Tubing kit, insert the molded end Saddle-Type J JerticalCold of the tubing into the shutuff valve and tighten...
  • Page 18 VALVE Tighten any connections that leak. Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of the tubing as shown. On GE SmartConnect'" Refrigerator Tubing kit, tile nuts are already assembled to tile tubing. Insert tile end of the tubing into the water valve...
  • Page 19 Installation Instructions [] PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR START THE ICEMAKER On power swdtch models, set the icemaker power Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate switch to the ! (On)position. On feeler arm models, against the back of tile refl'igerator or against the move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position.
  • Page 20: Reversing The Door Swing

    Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) 2.2Witb a 5/16" hex-head socket drivel, remove tile [] BEFORE YOU START screws that hold the top hinge to tile cabinet. 1.1 Unplug tbe refrigerator from its electrical outlet. 9.3 Lift the hinge (and the shim glued...
  • Page 21 Installation Instructions [] REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD [] REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD DOOR DOOR (CONT.) 3.1 Tape the door shut with masking tape. 3.4 Set the door outside-up on a non-scratching surface. 3.5 Transfizr the two ,screws from the opposite side of the cabinet to tile screw holes ,racated...
  • Page 22 Installation Instructions IRI REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) [] REVERSING THE HARDWARE [] REVERSING THE DOOR HANDLES 5.1 Transfer fresh food door handle 4.1 Remove the base grille (if your refrigerator one) by pulling it straight out. 5.1.1 Remove tile handle plug using a tape-tipped putty knife under the edge, and remove the screw underneath.
  • Page 23 Installation Instructions 5.4 Transfer Freezer Door Handle [_REVERSING THE DOOR HANDLES (CONT.) 5.4.1 Remove the screw holding tile handle to the top of tile door and the two screws holding the handle to the bottom of the door. 5.1 Transfer fresh food door handle (cont.) 5.1.5 Pull tile plug button from the front of the door and transfer...
  • Page 24 Installation Instructions IRII REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) []REHANGING THE DOORS [] REHANGING THE DOORS (CONT.) 6.1 Rehang the fresh food door 6.2 Rehang the freezer door 6.1.1 Lower the fresh tood door onto 6.2.1 Lower the freezer door onto the center bottom hinge...
  • Page 25 Normal operating sounds, ww 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... 140/ ! WHOOSH... • The new high efficiency compressor may run faster and longer than your old refrigerator and you may...
  • Page 26: 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. Possible Causes What To Do Refrigerator in defrost cycle. * Wait about 30 minutes for defi'ost cycle to end.
  • Page 27 Possible Causes What To Do Icemaker power switch • On power switch models, set the power switch to the I(on) position. is not on. On feeler arm models, move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position. • See Installing the water line. Water supply turned off or not connected.
  • Page 28 CONSUMER WARRANTY (for customers in Canada) Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship. Nhat is covered How Long Warranted Parts Labour (From Date of Sale) Repair or Replace at Camco's Option 2,ompressor Five (5) Years Five (5) Years Five (5) Years _ealed System (including...
  • Page 29 800.626.2224 Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-[i'ee at for more information. brands cover, d, up to _0 years old, ill the continental U.S.
  • Page 30 USA is: 800 GE CARES (800.432.2737). Canada: 1.888.880.3030. Model Number Serial Number IIIIIII Important: If you did not get a registration card with your...
  • Page 31 Any part of"tile refrigerator which fails due m a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home smwice to replace the defective part. Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor, condensm;...
  • Page 32: Consumer Support

    In the U.S.: If you are not satisfied with tile service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Managm; Customer Relations GE Appliances, Appliance Park Louis'_ille, KY 40225 In Canada:,...