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GE GBS18HBPABB Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Write themodeland serial numbers here:
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Find these numbers on a label on tile
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162D9629PO06 49-60248 03-03JR

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    GEAppliances.com Safety Instructions ..Operating Instmwtions Model 18 Getting Started ..... Shelves, Bins and Water Dispenser .... Crispers and Pans ... Additional Features ..Automatic Icemaker ..9, 10 Care and Cleaning ..11, 12 Replacing the Light Bulbs ..©...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. A WARNING! Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner's Manual. SAFETY P RECAUTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precaufions should be followed, including the following." NThis refrigerator must be properly installed {Keep fingers out of tbe "pinch point"...
  • Page 3 GEAppliances.com A DANGER!RISK OFCHILDENTRAPMENT PROPER DISPOSAL OFTHE REFRIGERATOR Refrigerants Child enn'apment and suffocation are not problems of the past. .Junked or abandoned refrigerators All refrigeration products contain refi'igerants, still dangerous...even if they will sit for 'just a few which under federal law must be removed prior days."...
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! HOWTOCONNECT ELECTRICITY Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. For personal safe_ this appfiance must be properly grounded. The power cord of this appliance is equipped This provides tile best performance and also with a g-prong (grounding)
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Gettingstarted. GEAppliances.com Initially set the refrigerator and freezer controls at 5. If you want colder or warmer temperatures, adjust the For refrigerator and freezer, 5 is normal, 9 is coldest, refrigerator temperature first. When satisfied with that setting, adjust the freezer temperature. TEMPERATURE CONTROL Checklist...
  • Page 6: Shelves, Bins And Water Dispenser

    About the refrigeratorshelves, bins and water dispenser. Not all features are on all models. Rearranging the Shelves Glass and wire shelves in tile refrigerator compartment are adjustable. TO Remove TOReplace Slide-Out Spillproof Shelf Make sureyoupush the shelvesall the way back The slide-out spillproof shelf allows you to reach items stored behind othel.-s.
  • Page 7: Crispers And Pans

    About the crispers andpans. GEAppliances.com Fruit and Vegetable Crispers Adjustable Humidity Crispers Ib,_ ..Slide the control all the way to tile Slide control wayto HIGHsetting m provide high humidity LOWsetting to proxdde lower humidity levels recommended fi_r most fruits. recommended ][o1"...
  • Page 8: Additional Features

    Some additional features. Not all features are on all models. Beverage Rack (on some models) The rack and the adjustable shelf to which This slide-out lack provides storage it attaches can be relocated to any level. a variety of beverages. Removable Wine Rack (onsome models) This rack is designed to hold a bottle on...
  • Page 9: Automatic Icemaker

    About the automatic icemaker. GEAppliances.com A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12-24 hours to begin making ice. Icemaker Accessory Kit models, or IM4-1 for Canadian models) is Kyour refrigerator did not come already available at extra cost. equipped with an automatic icemakm; an icemaker accessory kit (IM-4 for U.S.
  • Page 10: Automatic Icemaker

    About the automatic icemaker. A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12-24 hours to begin making ice. Ice Cube Tray Shelf (on some models) Some models have a small separate shelf" for ice cube trays. Ice Trays and Bucket (on some models) To remove ice cubes from the tray, place the tray upside down on the bucket as shown.
  • Page 11: Care And Cleaning

    These mayleavea residue True Value, Servistal; HWI and other that canerode thepaint. Do not usescouring leading stores. It is also availat)le through pads,powderedcleaners,bleachor cleaners GE Parts and Accessories, 800.696.2002, containingbleachbecausetheseproductscan _dsit our Website, GEAppliances.com. scratchand weakenthepaint finish. Canada, call 1.888.261.3055...
  • Page 12: Replacing The Light Bulbs

    Careand cleaning of the refrigerator. Behind the Refrigerator When pushing the refrigerator back, Be careful when moving the refrigerator make sure you don't roll o ver the away from tbe wall. All types of floor coverings can be damaged, particularly power cord.
  • Page 13: Installation Instructions

    Installation Refrigerat0 Instructions Model 18 In Canada, call 1.800.361.3400 or VisitourWebsite a t:geappliances.ca I Questions?Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or Visit Website a t: GEAppliances.com BEFORE YOU BEGIN PACKAGING TAPE Remove all packaging tape and peel-off films. These Read these instructions completely and carefully.
  • Page 14 Water System, the only approved installation to the water supply. If using coppm; be sure both ends is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water of the tubing are cut square. systems, follow the manufacturer's recommendations. To determine...
  • Page 15: Water Line Installation

    • If you are using a GE SmartConnect'" Refrigerator Tubing kit, the necessary fittings are preassembled [] DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE the tubing. Drill a 1/4"...
  • Page 16 Make sure the robing is fully inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression nut securely. For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect'" Saddle-Type Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end VerticalCold ShutoffValve of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten...
  • Page 17 While holding tubing, tighten the fitting. START THE ICEMAKER For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnecC' Set the icemaker power switch to the I (On]position. Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end The icemaker will not begin to operate...
  • Page 18: Operating Instmwtions Getting Started

    Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING Read these instructions completely and carefully. [] REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR IMPORTANT NOTES DOOR (TOP DOOR) When reversing the door swing: • Read the instructions all the way through before Tape the door shut with masking tape. starting.
  • Page 19 Installation Instructions [] TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE [] TRANSFER CENTER HINGE BRACKET TO THE LEFT BRACKET TO THE LEFT (For freezer swing door models only) Remove the center hinge bracket and shim by removing the three screws. NOTE: Keep these screws Pull tile base grille st_'aight out to gain access to the with the hinge bracket.
  • Page 20 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) [] TRANSFER DOOR STOPS [] TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR HANDLE TO THE RIGHT On each door, remove the metal door stop. Use tile center hinge pin as a guide to align tile door stop, Remove tbe four handle mounting screws.
  • Page 21 Installation Instructions [] REHANG FREEZER DOOR (For REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOOR freezer swing door models only) Lower bottom socket of the refi'igerator door onto center hinge pin. Be sure w_sher is in place. Lower bottom socket of freezer door onto pin Oil Tilt door toward cabinet, lifting tile mp hinge so the bottom hinge bracket.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Tips

    Normal operatingsounds. Depending on the placement of the refrigerator in your kitchen, you may want to place a piece of rubber backed carpet under the refrigerator to reduce noise. Evaporator F an.You may hear air being forced through the cabinet by tile fan.
  • Page 23 GEAppliances.com Possible Causes What To Do Normal when refrigerator • Wait 24 hours for the refi'igerator to completely is first plugged cool down. Often occurs when large • This is normal. amounts of food are placed in refrigerator. Door left open. •...
  • Page 24 Before youcall for service... Possible Causes What To Do Moisturefotms_ Not unusual during • Wipe surface dry and reset the refiigerator control periods of high humidity, one setting colden Too frequent or too openings. long door Food too close to air vent. •...
  • Page 25 Notes.
  • Page 26: Warranty (Canadian)

    What is covered How Long Warranted Parts Labour (From Date of Sale) Repair or Replace at Camco's Option Compressor: GE Profile Models Ten (10) Years Ten (10) Years Ten (10) Years GE Models Five (5) Years Five (5) Years Five (5) Years...
  • Page 27: Warranty (U.s.)

    During this full five-year sealed refrigerating system warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home smMce to replace the defective part. _ Service trips to your home to teach you howto...
  • Page 28: Consumer Support

    GEAppliances.com In the U.S.: If you are not sadsfied with the smMce 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 k...._...