Download  Print this page

Hotpoint 19 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

Hotpoint top-freezer refrigerators owner's manual and installation instructions 18, 19
Hide thumbs

. . . . . . . . . .2-4
Operating Instructions
Additional Features . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . .10
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Crispers and Pans . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9
Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 7
. . . . . . .11, 12
Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
. . . . . .23-26
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . .Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . . .27, 28
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model # __________________________
Serial # __________________________
Find these numbers on the gray label
on the left side, near the top of the
refrigerator compartment.
Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
Models 18 & 19
Note to Installer -
Be sure to leave these
instructions with the
Note to Consumer -
Keep these instructions for
future reference.
39-60395 11-05 JR



  Summary of Contents for Hotpoint 19

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Replacing the Light Bulbs ..12 Installation Instructions Preparing to Install the Refrigerator ....13 Reversing the Door Swing . . .18–22 Water Line Installation ..14–17 Troubleshooting Tips .
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    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

    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. Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer: Take off the doors.
  • 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: Controls

    Control settings will vary based on personal preferences, usage and operating conditions, and may require more than one adjustment. Factors that affect temperature include the amount of food in the refrigerator or freezer, the frequency of door opening and the temperature of food when it is placed in the refrigerator.
  • Page 6: Shelves And Bins

    About the shelves and bins. Not all features are on all models. Rearranging the Shelves Shelves in the refrigerator and freezer compartments are adjustable. Refrigerator Compartment To remove: Tilt the shelf up at the front. Lift the shelf up at the back and bring the shelf out.
  • Page 7 Make sure you push the shelves all the way in before you close the door. (on some models) NOTE: Bins for the refrigerator and freezer doors are different sizes and are not interchangeable. To remove: Lift the shelf straight up;...
  • Page 8: Crispers And Pans

    About the crispers and pans. Not all features are on all models. Fruit and Vegetable Crispers Excess water that may accumulate in the bottom of the drawers or under the drawers should be wiped dry. Adjustable Humidity Crisper Slide the control all the way to the HIGH setting to provide high humidity recommended for most vegetables.
  • Page 9: Additional Features

    In some cases, when you roll the refrigerator out, you will need to move the refrigerator to the left or right as you roll it out.
  • Page 10: Automatic Icemaker

    About the automatic icemaker. A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12–24 hours to begin making ice. Automatic Icemaker There are 2 types of icemakers: The icemaker will produce approximately 3 to 3 Power depending on the freezer compartment Switch Icemaker temperature, room temperature, number of door openings and other use conditions.
  • Page 11: Care And Cleaning

    (See Rollers and Leveling Legs.) 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,...
  • Page 12: Replacing The Light Bulbs

    (on some models) to prevent serious property damage due to flooding. Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving. Replace with an appliance bulb of Light bulbs may be hot.
  • Page 13: Installation Instructions

    • Sides 1/8″ (3 mm) • Top 1″ (25 mm) • Back 1″ (25 mm) If the refrigerator is to be installed next to a wall on the hinge side, allow 5/16″ (8 mm) door clearance. ROLLERS AND LEVELING LEGS Rollers allow you to move the refrigerator away from the wall for cleaning.
  • Page 14: Water Line Installation

    To determine how much tubing you need: Measure the distance from the water valve on the back of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 8′ (2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about 8′ [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10″ [25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.
  • Page 15 (available at plumbing supply stores) to connect the water line to the refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared fitting with a tube cutter and then use a compression fitting. Do not cut formed end from GE SmartConnect Refrigerator tubing.
  • Page 16: Installing The Water Line

    NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about 8′ [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10 ″ [25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation. (CONT.)
  • Page 17 • We recommend installing a water filter if your water supply has sand or particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator’s water valve. Install it in the water line near the refrigerator. If using GE SmartConnect ™ Refrigerator Tubing kit, you will need an additional tube (WX08X10002) to connect the filter.
  • Page 18: Reversing The Door Swing

    Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet. Empty all door shelves, including the dairy compartment.
  • Page 19: Remove The Refrigerator Door

    Installation Instructions REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR Tape the door shut with masking tape. Remove the center hinge pin with a 3/8″ socket and ratchet. Plastic Washer Hinge Pin Center Hinge Bracket Fresh Food Door Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the cabinet.
  • Page 20 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE BRACKET TO THE LEFT For models with a base grille, remove it by grasping it about 6″ from each end and pulling its bottom edge toward you. Using a Torx ® driver, move the bottom hinge bracket and plastic washer from the right side to the left side.
  • Page 21 Move the large plug button from the left edge of the door and insert it into the hole on the opposite side. Plug Button TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR HANDLE TO THE RIGHT (CONT.) Transfer the door plug button to the opposite side.
  • Page 22: Rehang The Refrigerator Door

    Installation Instructions (CONT.) REHANG THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR Lower the refrigerator door onto the bottom hinge pin. Straighten the door and line it up with the center hinge bracket. Reinstall the center hinge pin with a 3/8″ socket.
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting Tips

    You may hear the fans spinning at high speeds. This happens when the refrigerator is first plugged in, when the doors are opened frequently or when a large amount of food is added to the refrigerator or freezer compartments. The fans are helping to maintain the correct temperatures.
  • Page 24: Before You Call For Service

    Leveling Legs. •See Rollers and Leveling Legs. • Wait about 40 minutes for defrost cycle to end. • Move the refrigerator and freezer control to a temperature setting. • Push the plug completely into the outlet. • Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
  • Page 25 •Wipe surface dry; then adjust the fresh food control setting one number higher and check again in 24 hours. • 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 26 What To Do • Move the food away from the air vent (near the controls). •Move the refrigerator control to a warmer temperature setting one increment at a time. • This is normal. • Try to install the bins in both doors.
  • Page 27: Product Registration

    No questions asked. It’s that simple. Protect your refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer, range, TV, VCR and much more—any brand! Plus there’s no extra charge for emergency service and low monthly financing is available. Even icemaker coverage and food spoilage protection is offered.
  • Page 28: Serial Number

    Important: If you did not get a registration card with your product, detach and return the form below to ensure that your product is registered, or register online at Consumer Product Ownership Registration Mrs. Miss First...
  • Page 29 Notes.
  • Page 30 Notes.
  • Page 31: Warranty

    Refrigerator Warranty. All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Center, or an authorized Customer Care on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at, or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). Please have serial and model numbers available when calling for service.
  • Page 32: Consumer Support

    Caution must be exercised since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from Hotpoint, 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 will allow for...

This manual is also suitable for:

19 series18 series