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GE GBS18SBPARSS Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Model 18
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162D9629PO07 49-60301
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    GEAppliances.com Safety Instructions ..Operating Instructions Model 18 Getting Started ..... Shelves, Bins and V_'ater Dispenser .... Crispers and Pans ... Additional Features ..Automatic Icemaker ..9, 10 Care and Cleaning ..11,12 Replacing the Light Bulbs ..Installation Instructions Preparing...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. 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 precautions should be followed, including the following: Kee I) finget_ out ot tile "pinch point"...
  • Page 3 GEAppliances.com DANGER!RISK OFCHILDENTRAPMENT PROPER DISPOSAL OFTHE REFRIGERATOR Refrigerants Child entr;q)ment and suffocation are not problen_s of the past.Junked or abandoned refl_igeratm_ _M1refl'igera0on products contain refrigerants, still dangerous...even if' they will sit for 'ijust a few which trader fecleral law must be removed prior dm:s."...
  • 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 safety this appliance must be properly grounded. Tile power cord of this appliance is equipped This provides...
  • Page 5: Gettingstarted

    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. NORMAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL)
  • Page 6: Shelves, Bins And V_'Ater Dispenser

    About the refrigerator shelves,bins and water dispenser. Not all features are on all models. Rearranging the Shelves (;lass and wire shelves in the refi_igerator compartment are ac!iustable. ToRemove ToReplace E] Liftupandout U-ITiltup Slide-Out Spillpmof Shelf Make sureyoupushthe shelvesall the way back slide-out spillproof shelf...
  • Page 7: Crispers And Pans

    About the crispersand pans. GEApp,ia.cescom Fruit and Vegetable Crispers Adjustable Humidity Crispers Slide control all the wa_ to the Slide control all the wa_ to the HIGH setting to pr_xide high h umiditv LOWsetting to proxide lower lmmidit) lexels recommended for most fi'uits, reconm_ended...
  • Page 8: Additional Features

    Someadditional features. Not all features are on all models. Beverage Rack (on some models) fi:,r This slide-out rack provides storage The rack and the a(!justable shelf to which it attaches can be relocated to any level. a wH]e beverages, Removable Wine Rack (onsomemodels) This rack is designed to hold a bottle its skle,...
  • Page 9: Automatic Icemaker

    About the automatic icemaker. GE4ppliances.com A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12-24 hours to begin making ice. Icemaker Accessory Kit models, or ]M4-I Canadian models) If your reii_igerator did not c(nne ah'eadv available at extra cost. equipped with an automatic icemake_; an icemaker accessory kit (IM4A...
  • Page 10 About the automatic icemaker. A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12-24 hours to begin making ice. Ice Cube TrayShelf (onsomemodels) St)me models ha',e a small separate shelf for ice cube trays. Ice Trays and Bucket (onsomemodels) To relnove ice cubes fl'om tile tray; place tile tray upside down on tile bucket shown.
  • Page 11: Care And Cleaning

    These may leavea residue True Value, Servista_; H_'/and other that can erodethe paint. Donot usescouring leading stores. It is also a\;filable through pads,powderedcleaners,bleachor cleaners GE Parts and Accessories, 800.6262002, containingbleachbecausetheseproductscan visit our Website, GEAppliances.com. scratchand weakenthepaint finish. Canada, call 1.888.261.3055 or \isit our Website, geapl)liances.ca.
  • Page 12: Replacing The Light Bulbs

    Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. Behind the Refrigerator Be caretul when moving tile refl_igerator When pushing the refrigerator back, away fl'om tile wall. _M1types of floor make sure you don't roll over the coverings can be damaged, particularly power cord. cushioned coverings and those with...
  • Page 13: Installation Instructions

    Installation Refrigerator Instructions Model 18 Questions ? Call 800.GE. C ARES(800.432.2737) or visit ,,,,,-x,_ e bsite_,t:GEAppliances.com In Canada, call 1.800.361.3400 o r visit ,,m _ebsite ;,t:geappliances.ca BEFORE YOU BEGIN PACKAGING TAPE Retnove all packaging tape peel-off fihns. These Read these...
  • Page 14 X._ter System, tile only approved installation to tile water supply. If using copper, be sm'e both ends is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water of tile tubing are cut square. systeIllS, tk,llow tile IIlaIltll_lcttlI'eI"S Fecoiiliileildatioils. To detemfine...
  • Page 15 Install tile shutoff xalxe on tile nearest frequentl) used WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.) drinking water line. • A GE water supply (containing tubing, shutoff [] SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER valve and fittings listed below) is available at extra...
  • Page 16 Make sure tile tubing is flflly inserted into tile valve. Tighten tile compression nut securelv. For plastic tubing fl'om a GE SmartCmmect "_ Saddle-Type Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert tile molded VerticalCold ShutoffValve of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten...
  • Page 17 START THE ICEMAKER tubing, tighten the fitting. to the I (on) position. Set the icelnaker power switch For plastic tubing fl'oln a GE Smart(_oimect "¢ icelnaker will not begin to operate until Refl'igerator Tubing kit, insert the inolded reaches its ol)erating teml)erature of 15°F (-9°C)
  • Page 18: Reversing Rite Door Swing

    Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING Read these instructions completely carefully. IMPORTANT NOTES [] REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR (TOP DOOR) When reversing tile door swing: • Read the inst_ uctions all the way through befln'e Tape tile door shut with masking tape.
  • 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 the base grille straight out to gain access to the with the hinge bracket.
  • Page 20 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR [] TRANSFER DOOR STOPS DOOR HANDLE TO THE RIGHT each do()); remove metnl door stop./_)se center hinge as a guide to align door stop, Remove tile fore" handle mortaring screws. On some supplied inside kit, on the opposite...
  • Page 21 Installation Instructions REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOOR [] REHANG FREEZER DOOR (For freezer swing door models only) I,ower bottom socket of the refligemtor door onto center hinge pin. Be sm'e washer is in place. I,ower 1)ottom socket ot fi'eezer door onto pin on 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 Fan.You may hear air being torced through cabinet by the tim. Evaporator.The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator...
  • Page 23 GEAppliances.com Possible Causes What To Do Motor operates Normal when refrigerator • _lit 24 hotu_ fin" the refi_igerator to COml)letely Iongperiodsor cycles is Fn'st plugged cool (lowu. on and eff frequently. Often occurs when large * This is u(n_.al. (Modernrefrigerators with morestorage amounts of food are spaceand a larger...
  • Page 24 Before you call for service... Possible Causes What To Do Moisture forms on * _ipe sm_i_(e d_y and reset tile refiigerator Not unusual during control outside of refrigerator periods of high humidity, one ,setfin,_ cl )l(le_: Moisture collects inside Too frequent or too (in humid weather, air long door openings.
  • Page 25 Notes. €_ €_...
  • Page 26: Consumer Support _'Arranty (Canadian)

    CUSTOMER WARRANTY (for customers in Canada) Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship. JVhat is covered How Long Warranted Parts Labour (From Date of Sale) Repair or Replace at Camco's Option 3ompressor: SE Profile Models Ten (10) Years Ten (10) Years 3E Models...
  • Page 27: Vvarranty (U.s.)

    (lete'('t in materials or workmanship. origina!purchase During this full five-year sealed refrigerating system warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service to replace the (lefe('fi\'e part. i ,ii,iAff !_iii!
  • Page 28: Consumersupport

    In Cmaada: geapplimaces.ca Schedule Service i. the GEAppliances.co u.s.: Expert GE repair se_Mce is onlx one step awa) fi'om your (loo_; Get on-line and schedule your serxice at xour convenience 24 hom_ any da) of the year! Or call 800.GE.(:ARES (800.432.2737) during...