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GE TBX18SABKLAA Owner's Manual

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Part No. 162D3905PO08 Pub.No. 49-60056 9-99 JR



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  • Page 1 GEAppliances © Models 14, 16, 18 _geapplia, Part No. 162D3905PO08 Pub.No. 49-60056 9-99 JR...
  • Page 2: Read This Manual

    Congratulations! YouAre Now Part of the GEFamily Welcome to the GE family. We're proud of our quality products and we are colrmfitted to providing dependable service. You'll see it in this easy-to-use Owner's Manual and you'll hear it in the friendly voices ofom"...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANTSAFETYINFORMATION. READALL INSTRUCTIONSBEFORE USING. WARNING! Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner's Manual SAFETY PRECAUTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: • This refrigerator must be properly installed Be careful closing doors when children and located in accordance...
  • Page 4: Use Of Extension Cords

    A DANGER!RISK OF CHILDENTRAPMENT PROPER D ISPOSAL O FTHE REFRIGERATOR Child entrapment and suffocation are not CFCDisposal problems of the past.Junked or abandoned Your old refrigerator has a coofing system that used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are will sit for "just a few days." If you are getting befieved to harm stratospheric ozone.
  • Page 5: How To Connect Electricity

    IMPORTANTSAFETYINFORMATION. READALL INSTRUCTIONSBEFORE USING. A WARNING! HOWTOCONNECT E LECTRICITY Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. For personal safe_ this appliance must be properly grounded. The power cord of this appliance is equipped This provides the best performance and also...
  • Page 6: Use Of Adapter Plugs

    IMPORTANTSAFETYINFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONSBEFORE USING. USEOFADAPTER 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. breaks, DO NOT However, if you must use an adapter, where local If the adapter ground terminal...
  • Page 7: Control Settings

    Aboutthe temperature controldial Turning the dial to OFF stops cooling in both compartments--fresh food and freezer. ControlSettings Temperature Control Dial control dial has nine settings plus OFF.I is the warmest. 9is the coldest. The temperature At first, set the dial at 5. After using the refrigerator, adjust the dial if necessary.
  • Page 8 Aboutthefreshfoodcompartment s helves. 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 shellrests on a molded NOTE:Theshelf to theright of the trackis designedto hookinto the right-handslot, side-wall support;...
  • Page 9 About the freezer compartmentshelves. Some models have an ice-tray shelf and some have a full-width step shelf. Ice- Tray Sheff Toremove b_eice-tray shelf, lift the left side of the shelf offits supports, then pull the shelf to the left to free it of the plug supports.
  • Page 10 About storagedrawer and cover removal Not all features are on all models. Drawer and Cover Removal Drawers can be removed easily by grasping the sides and lifting up slightly while pulling drawers past the atop location. Full-Width Drawer with Plastic Cover Toremove the cover,lift it offits supports, pull it forward, tilt it and take it out.
  • Page 11: About The Automaticicemaker

    About the automaticicemaker. A newly-installed refrigerator may take 8 to 12 hours to begin making ice. Automatic Icemaker (onsomemodels) The icemaker will produce eight cubes per cycle--approximately 100 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment temperature, room temperature, number of door openings and other use conditions.
  • Page 12: Care And Cleaning Of The Refrigerator

    Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. Cleaning the Outside The door handles and trim (on some Donot wipe the refrigerator with a soileddish cloth or wet towel These may leavea residue models). Clean with a cloth dampened with soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth. that canerode thepaint.
  • Page 13 Behind the Refrigerator Whenpushingthe refrigeratorback,make sure Be careful when moving the refrigerator youdon't roll overthepower cordor icemaker away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can be damaged, particularly supplyline (onsomemodels). cushioned coverings and those with Enpoussantle rOfrig_rateur enplace, veiller_ no embossed surfaces.
  • Page 14: Preparingto Install The Refrigerator

    Preparingto install the refrigerator. Read these instructions completely and carefully. WaterSupplyto the Icemaker o..omo mo,o,.j If the refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have to A water supply kit (containing copper tubing, be connected to a cold water line. shutoffvalve, fittings and instructions) available at extra cost from your dealer or from Parts and Accessories,...
  • Page 15: Installing The Water Line

    Installing the water line. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Before YouBegin This water line installation is not warranted by ff you use your refrigerator before connecting the refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. the water line, make sure the icemaker feeler Follow these instructions carefully to minimize arm is kept in the STOP (up) position.
  • Page 16 Installing the water line. Read these instructions completely and carefully. ShutOff the Main WaterSupply line of water. Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear the Install the Shutoff Valve []Fasten the shutoffvalve to the cold water pipe with the pipe clamp. []Install the shutoffvalve on the nearest...
  • Page 17 Connect the Tubing to the Refrigerator Before making the connection to the TubingClamp 1/4_ CopperTubing refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator power cord is not p/agged into the wa// out/et. We recommend installing a water filter if your 1/4" CompressionNut water supply has sand or particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator's water valve.
  • Page 18: Reversing The Door Swing

    Reversingthe doorswing. Read these instructions completely and carefully. ImportantNotes IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the When reversing the door swing: cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed. • Read the instructions all the way through before starting. These instructions are for changing the hinges from the right side to the left side_f you ever...
  • Page 19: Removing The Doors

    Removingthe doors. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Removing the Doors CAUTION: Do not let either door drop to the []Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet. floor. To do so could damage the door stop. []Empty all door shelves, including the dairy compartment.
  • Page 20: Reversingthe Doorhandles

    Reversingthe hardware. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Transfer Bottom Hinge to the Left Plastic Washer []Remove the base grille (if your refrigerator has one) by pulling it straight out. []Using a Torxdriver, move the bottom hinge bracket (and shim glued to it) and plastic washer from the right side to the left side.
  • Page 21 Transfer Door Stop []Move the metal door stop from the right end []Move any screws from the left end to the to the left end. Use a Torxdriver. fight end. Right S id8 Reinstalling the Fresh Food Door Handle []Attach the handle to the fight side of the [] Reinstall the handle plug.
  • Page 22 Rehanging thedoors. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Rehang the Fresh Food Door []Lower the fresh food door onto the bottom hinge pin. Be surethe washeris in place. []Insert the pin on the center hinge into the socket in the top of the door. NOTE:The center hinge must be turned over as shown when mounted on the left side.
  • Page 23: Normal Operating Sounds

    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. air inside the freezer which keeps the temperatures even. water or a gurgling noise.
  • Page 24 Before you call for service... Passible Causes What To Do Normal when refrigerator • Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down. is first plugged in. • This is nomlal. Often occurs when large amounts of food are placed in refrigerator.
  • Page 25 Passible Causes What To Do Not unusual dtwing • Wipe surface dry and reset temperature control dial periods of high humidity, one setting colder. Too frequem ortoo lo_ door ope_i_ Foods transmitting • Foods with strong odors should be tighdy wrapped. odor to refrigerator.
  • Page 26 Notes...
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  • Page 28: Warranty

    CONSUMER WARRANTY (for customers in Canada) Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship. Hhat is covered How Long Warranted Parts Labour (From Date of Sale) Repair or Replace at Camco's Option 3ompressor Five (5) Years Five (5) Years Five (5) Years Sealed System (including...
  • Page 29 You can rest easy, knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs. 800-626-2224 Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-free at for more information. *All brands covered, up to 20 years old, in the continental U.S.
  • Page 30 Our service number informadon, in the unlikely event of a the USA is: 800 GE USA, call file safety modification. GE Answer Center ® CARES (800432-9737). In Canada: 1-888-880- 800.626.2000. 3030.
  • Page 31: Refrigerator Warranty

    During dais additional four-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part. I1Service trips to your haane to teach you how to use the •...
  • Page 32 In Canada,call 1_00-361-3400. Special Needs Service i . the U.S.: 800._6_000 GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrier-free kitchen for persons with limited mobility. In the U.S.,call 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322). In Canada, c ontact: Manager, Consumer Relations, Camco Inc., Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane, Moncton, N.B.