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GE Model 21 Owner's Manual

Bottom freezer refrigerators


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Safety Instructions
. . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Operating Instructions
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 7
Ice Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Temperature Controls . . . . . . . . . . .5
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 10
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Installation Instructions

Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 12
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . .18
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . .Back Cover
Warranty for Canadian
Customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Warranty for U.S. Customers . . . . .21
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model # __________________________
Serial # __________________________
Find these numbers on a label on the
left side, near the top of the refrigerator
. . . . . .18, 19
197D3358P001 49-60154 A1058014 07-01 JR
Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
Model 21
Congélateur inférieur
Manuel d'utilisation
et d'installation
La section française commence à la page 22
Congelador inferior
Manual del propietario
y instalación
La sección en español empieza en la página 42


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Summary of Contents for GE Model 21

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Light Bulbs ....10 Installation Instructions Preparing to Install the Refrigerator ... . .11, 12 Removal of Freezer Drawer . . .16, 17 Reversing the Door Swing ..12–15 Troubleshooting Tips .
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Installation Instructions before it is used. Do not allow children to climb, stand or hang on the shelves in the refrigerator. They could damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves. Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment when hands are damp or wet.
  • Page 3: Use Of Extension Cords

    Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous…even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents.
  • Page 4: How To Connect Electricity

    3-prong wall outlet. The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the rating plate.
  • Page 5: Temperature Controls

    About the controls on the refrigerator. The temperature controls on your refrigerator have letters and numbers. Initially set the refrigerator control at 5 and the freezer control at C. If you want colder or warmer temperatures, adjust the refrigerator temperature first. When satisfied with that setting, adjust the freezer temperature.
  • Page 6: Features

    About the refrigerator shelves and bins. Not all features are on all models. Rearranging the Shelves Shelves in the refrigerator compartment are adjustable. To Remove Refrigerator Door Shelf The bottom door shelf in the refrigerator compartment is removable for easy cleaning.
  • Page 7 The snacks drawer can be moved to the most useful location for your family’s needs. Drawer Removal Drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment stop before coming all the way out, to help prevent contents from spilling onto the floor. Drawers can be removed easily by tilting up slightly and pulling past “stop”...
  • Page 8: Ice Service

    An icemaker accessory kit is available at extra cost. CAUTION: Make sure shelf is secure before placing items on shelf to avoid property damage. Check the label located inside the refrigerator compartment on the upper left side for the specific icemaker kit needed for your model.
  • Page 9: Care And Cleaning

    Stainless Steel Magic is available at Ace, True Value, Servistar, HWI and other leading stores. It is also available through GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002, or visit our Website, In Canada, call 1.888.261.3055 or visit our Website, Order part number WX10X15.
  • Page 10: Light Bulbs

    (for icemaker equipped models) to prevent serious property damage due to flooding. Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving. Refrigerator Light To remove the light cover, remove the 1/4 hex head screws at the back of the cover.
  • Page 11: Preparing To Install The Refrigerator

    Preparing to install the refrigerator. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Water Supply to the Icemaker If the refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have to be connected to a cold water line. Refrigerator Location Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature will go below 60°F (16°C)
  • Page 12: Reversing The Door Swing

    Removing the doors. The doors may need to be removed to move the unit through tight spaces. You may also want to reverse the door swing for easier access to the refrigerator. Reversing the door swing. Read these instructions completely and carefully.
  • Page 13 Before Removing the Doors Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet. Empty all door shelves, including the dairy compartment. Remove the Refrigerator Door Remove the top hinge cover (lift up on the outside edge and pull off). Tape the door shut with masking tape at both upper corners.
  • Page 14 Transferring the Door Stops On the refrigerator door, move the metal door stop from the right end to the left end. Move any screws from the left end to the right end.
  • Page 15 Rehanging the Refrigerator Door Lower the bottom socket of the refrigerator door onto the center hinge pin. Tilt the door towards the cabinet, lifting the top hinge so the pin fits into the socket on the top of the door.
  • Page 16: Removal Of Freezer Drawer

    Removal of freezer drawer. The freezer drawer can be removed, if needed, to fit through tight areas. Read these instructions completely and carefully. To Remove the Freezer Drawer To remove the baskets: Open the freezer drawer all the way. Empty the freezer completely.
  • Page 17 To Replace the Freezer Drawer IMPORTANT: Two people may be required to complete this procedure. Pull out both interior rail assemblies to full length on each side of cabinet. Locate notches in both interior rail extensions. Align tabs on outside edge of drawer rail assemblies with notches in both rail extensions.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Tips

    Normal operating sounds. 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. 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.
  • Page 19 • Check to see if package is holding door open. • See About the controls. • Foods with strong odors should be tightly wrapped. • Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator; replace every three months. • See Care and cleaning.
  • Page 20 Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship. What is covered Compressor Sealed System (including evaporator, condenser tubing and refrigerant) All Other Parts TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. This warranty applies only for single family domestic use in Canada when the...
  • Page 21: Refrigerator Warranty

    Any part of the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. One Year During this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor From the date of the and in-home service to replace the defective part.

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