GE 49-60188-1 Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

2 cubic foot models, 3 cubic foot models, 4 cubic foot models
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Safety Information
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . .7, 8
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Refrigerator Features . . . . . . . .6
Installation Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . .Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
. . . . . . . .2–4
. . .9–11
. . . .12, 13
162D9639P005 49-60188-1 02-02 JR
Owner's Manual
& Installation
Instructions
2 Cubic Foot Models
3 Cubic Foot Models
4 Cubic Foot Models

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  Summary of Contents for GE 49-60188-1

  • Page 1 Care and Cleaning ..7, 8 Control Settings ... .5 Refrigerator Features ..6 Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support Consumer Support .
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas; clearances DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous…...
  • Page 3: Use Of Extension Cords

    Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight out from the outlet. Repair or replace immediately...
  • Page 4: Use Of Adapter Plugs

    SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING! If the adapter ground terminal breaks, DO NOT USE the refrigerator until a proper ground has been established. Attaching the adapter ground terminal to a wall outlet cover screw does not ground the appliance unless the cover...
  • Page 5: Control Settings

    If you want a colder or warmer temperature, move the dial one setting at a time. Moving the control to OFF stops cooling but does not turn off the power to the refrigerator. Setting the control to one of the snowflake positions may cause freezing in the refrigerator depending on the room temperature.
  • Page 6 Keep the key out of reach of children and away from the refrigerator. If a replacement key is needed, it can be ordered by visiting our Website, GEAppliances.com , or calling GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002. Order part WR05X10006. (on some models)
  • Page 7: Care And Cleaning

    Dry and polish with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dish cloth or wet towel. These may leave a residue that can erode the paint. Do not use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners containing bleach because these products can scratch and weaken the paint finish.
  • Page 8: Preparing For Vacation

    Preparing for Vacation For long vacations or absences, remove food and unplug the refrigerator. Move the control to the OFF position, and clean the interior with a baking soda solution of one tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to one quart (1 liter) of water. Leave the door open.
  • Page 9: Preparing To Install The Refrigerator

    Preparing to install the refrigerator. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Refrigerator Location Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature will go below 50°F (10°C) because it will not run often enough to maintain proper temperatures. Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully loaded.
  • Page 10 4. Remove the three screws from the top hinge. 5. Lift the door up and off the bottom hinge (right side). 6. Tilt the refrigerator cabinet back to remove the right leveling leg. Bottom 7. Remove the screws on the bottom...
  • Page 11 6. Remove the screw in the middle of the top plate and remove the top plate. 7. Lift the door up and off the bottom hinge (right side). 8. Tilt the refrigerator cabinet back to remove the right leveling leg. Bottom 9. Remove the screws on the bottom...
  • Page 12: Before You Call For Service

    • Unlock the door with the key. If the key has been lost, a replacement key can be ordered by visiting our Website, GEAppliances.com , or calling GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002. Order part WR05X10006.
  • Page 13 Problem Refrigerator too warm Refrigerator has odor Moisture forms on outside of refrigerator Moisture collects inside (in humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator when door is opened) Refrigerator too cold Possible Causes Temperature control not set cold enough. Warm weather or frequent door openings.
  • Page 14 Notes.
  • Page 15: Refrigerator Warranty

    Any part of the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor (does not include service trip to home) to replace the defective part.
  • Page 16: Consumer Support

    Contact Us 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: Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line–at your convenience! Timely product registration...