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31-49057
224D1889P015
09-14 GE
monogram.com
Installation
Instructions
Side by Side Refrigerators
Design Guide
With Installation Instructions

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    Installation Instructions Side by Side Refrigerators Design Guide With Installation Instructions 31-49057 224D1889P015 09-14 GE monogram.com...

  • Page 2: Safety

    Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer. instructions with the Consumer. Product failure due to improper installation is not covered under the GE Appliance Warranty. • Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions with See the Owner’s Manual for warranty information.

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    Consignes de Sécurité Ce symbole représente une alerte de sécurité. Ce symbole vous avise de dangers possibles pouvant causer la mort, des blessures ou autres. Tous les messages de sécurité seront précédés du symbole d’alerte de sécurité ainsi que des mots « DANGER », «...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety 2, 3 Step 4. Household Water Filtration Step 5. Install Side Panels Planning Guide Step 6. Install Case Trim The Installation Space Step 7. Anti-Tip Procedure 17-18 Dimensions and Clearances Step 8. Level Refrigerator 90° Door Swing Step 9. Secure Refrigerator to Cabinetry 130°...

  • Page 5: The Installation Space

    For a 90° door swing, allow 4” min. clearance to a wall, floor or back wall. The water line should be 1/4” O.D. for framed and stainless steel models. Allow 5” min. copper tubing or GE SmartConnect kit between the ™...

  • Page 6: Customization Basics

    Design Guide CUSTOMIZATION BASICS: Professional Style Stainless Steel Refrigerators Stainless steel wrapped refrigerators have beveled edges and professional-style handles. These models are shipped ready for installation. Stainless Steel Wrapped Refrigerators Stainless Steel wrapped refrigerators have wrapped doors and grille panel, beveled edges, and tubular stainless steel handles that coordinate with other Monogram appliances.

  • Page 7: 3/4" Overlay Panel Dimensions - Flush

    Design Guide 3/4” OVERLAY PANEL DIMENSIONS IMPORTANT NOTE – DISPENSER MODELS The refrigerator is supplied with matching adjustable (Flush Installation Only) dispenser trims. The overlay dispenser trim is designed to fit a total panel thickness of 3/4” plus up to 1/8” adjustability. For a more custom appearance, overlay panels may be •...

  • Page 8: 1/4" Framed Panel Dimensions - Standard

    Design Guide 1/4” FRAMED PANEL DIMENSIONS 5/16" (Standard Installation Only) Trim Door Reveal If you choose to install framed panels, they must be cut to the dimensions shown. The panels will slide into the frame on the door and grille. 1/4"...

  • Page 9: 3/4" Overlay Panel Dimensions - Standard

    Design Guide 3/4” OVERLAY PANEL DIMENSIONS Overlay Panel (Standard Installation Only) Door For a more custom appearance, overlay panels may 3/4" Spacer Panel Overlay be installed on trimmed models. The overlay panel must Panel be secured to a 1/4” thick backer panel which slides into the trim.

  • Page 10: 90° Door Swing

    Design Guide Frameless Cabinets: The case trim overlaps cabinets at the top and sides. Therefore, Refrigerator frameless cabinets may require filler strips to Case Trim prevent interference with cabinet door swing. The opening must allow for filler strips. 23-7/8" From Rear of Refrigerator 1/4"...

  • Page 11: 130° Door Swing

    Design Guide Frameless Cabinets: The case trim overlaps cabinets at the top and sides. Therefore, frameless cabinets may require filler strips Refrigerator to prevent interfeence with cabinet door 23-7/8" From swing. The opening must allow for filler strips. Rear of Refrigerator 1"...

  • Page 12: Dispenser Trim

    Design Guide DISPENSER TRIM FIT EXAMPLES: (NOT TO SCALE) 3/4” OVERLAY PANEL (Flush Installation Only) • The dispenser trim fits over the custom panel and snaps into the freezer door. 1/4” FRAMED PANEL (Standard Installation Only) • The dispenser trim fits over the custom panel and snaps into the freezer door.

  • Page 13: Side Panels

    • 1-1/8” open end wrench • Pliers • 1/4”, 5/16” Combo Rachet • 35” long 2x4 for Anti-Tip support • 1/4” copper water line tubing or GE SmartConnect ™ Refrigerator Tubing kits • Water shut-off valve • Custom panels for doors and grille panel •...

  • Page 14: Parts Identification

    Installation Instruction PARTS IDENTIFICATION: Panel Bracket, Trim, Freezer Trim, Fresh Top Right Bottom Food Handle Side Cover Panel Bracket, Trim, Handle Bottom Left Side Visor, Fresh Food Trim, Handle Trim, Fresh Panel Bracket, Side Visor, Food Hinge Bottom Right Freezer Side Trim, Freezer Handle Side...

  • Page 15: Grounding The Refrigerator

    Installation Instruction FLOORING MISE À LA TERRE DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed Risque de choc électrique. AVERTISSEMENT on a level surface of hard material that is at the same Le non-respect de ces instructions peut entraîner des height as the rest of the flooring.

  • Page 16: Step 1 Remove Packaging

    • Slide out the back corner posts (2). Cold Water Line • Slide the carton off the top of the cabinet. NOTE: The only GE approved plastic tubing is supplied NOTE: IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO LAY THE CABINET DOWN in the GE SmartConnect Refrigerator Tubing kits.

  • Page 17: Step 4. Household Water Filtration

    Installation Instructions STEP 7 ANIT-TIP PROCEDURE STEP 4 INSTALLATION WITH HOUSEHOLD WATER WARNING FILTRATION SYSTEM Tip Over Hazard. These refrigerators are top heavy, especially Skip this step if you do not have a household water with any doors open, and must be secured to filtration system prevent tipping forward which could result in If the water supply to the refrigerator is from any...

  • Page 18: Step 7. Anti-tip Procedure

    Installation Instructions STEP 7 ANTI-TIP PROCEDURE (Cont.) STEP 8 LEVEL REFRIGERATOR All models have 4-point leveling. The front is supported by leveling legs, the rear is supported by adjustable Standard Installation Only wheels. Both are accessible from the front of the refrigerator.

  • Page 19: Step 10 Adjust Door Swing

    Installation Instructions STEP 10 ADJUST DOOR SWING NOTE: This refrigerator has a 3-position door stop. When space does not allow the door to swing open fully to 115°, you may change the door swing to a 90° opening. A 130° door swing option is available for standard installation only.

  • Page 20: Step 12. Layout Decorative Door Panels

    Installation Instructions STEP 12 LAYOUT DECORATIVE DOOR PANELS - FLUSH INSTALLATION ONLY Decorative wood panels must be cut to a thickness of 3/4”. The dimensions of each panel can be determined by referring to the specs provided with refrigerator. Panels must be predrilled to prevent accidental splitting or cracking of wood when attaching to door brackets in the next step.

  • Page 21: Step 13. Attach Brackets To Panels

    Installation Instructions STEP 12 LAYOUT DECORATIVE DOOR PANELS - FLUSH INSTALLATION ONLY (Cont.) 10. Using a pencil, trace the outline of the notch out of the Preparation for handles template at the bottom corner of each door. This mark 1. Lay out the location of the custom handle on the back will provide a guide for routing wood to provide relief for of the door panel.

  • Page 22: Step 14. Hang Decorative Door Panels

    Installation Instructions STEP 14 HANG DECORATIVE DOOR PANELS - FLUSH INSTALLATION ONLY Panels with attached brackets will mate with steel Each screw should be tightened until snug, and then brackets already attached to top, sides, and bottom of backed off 2-3 turns to allow for fine tuning adjustment. refrigerator doors.

  • Page 23: Step 15. Layout Decorative Hood Panel

    Installation Instructions STEP 15 LAYOUT DECORATIVE GRILLE STEP 16 INSTALL GRILLE PANEL - FLUSH PANEL - FLUSH INSTALLATION INSTALLATION ONLY ONLY 1. Pull grille panel bracket in an outward motion allowing Grille area will also have decorative wood panel it to swing out and up to the fully open position. attached to installed steel bracket.

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    Installation Instructions STEP 17 ADJUST DECORATIVE PANELS - FLUSH INSTALLATION ONLY Each door panel can be adjusted approximately 1/8” 3. Check that the fresh food and freezer door panels are both left and right, up and down, as well as outward in plane with the face of the cabinets.

  • Page 25: Step 17 Adjust Decorative Panels

    Installation Instructions STEP 17 ADJUST DECORATIVE PANELS STEP 18 REPLACE TRIM - FLUSH - FLUSH INSTALLATION ONLY INSTALLATION ONLY (Cont) 1. Replace trim and 6 screws on hinge side of each door. 2. Replace handle visor trim and four screws on the 5.

  • Page 26: Step 19 Connect Water Supply

    • Turn on the water to check for leaks. GE SmartConnect Tubing: ™ NOTE: The only GE-approved plastic tubing is supplied STEP 21 START ICEMAKER in the GE SmartConnect Refrigerator Tubing kits. Do ™ not use any other plastic water supply line because the line is under pressure at all times.

  • Page 27: Step 22. Install Toekick

    Installation Instructions STEP 22 INSTALL TOEKICKS INSPECT FINAL INSTALLATION • Locate the supplied toekicks (shipped taped to the Check door alignment. Stand back away from the side of the refrigerator. refrigerator to inspect the final installation. • Attach the LARGER toekick to the refrigerator using •...

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    ® 1.800.444.1845. NOTE: Product improvement is a continuing endeavor at General Electric. Therefore, materials, appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice. 31-49057 Appliances 224D1889P015 Appliance Park 09-14 GE Louisville, KY 40225 Printed in the United States GEAppliances.com...

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