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UseandCare & Installation Guide
Operating Instructions, Tips
Automatic Icemaker....................................12
CFC Disposal....................................................2
Food Storage Suggestions ......................6, 7
Ice Dispenser .........................................13, 14
Icemaker Accessory Kit..............................12
Power Saver Switch.......................................5
Shelves .........................................................8, 9
Storage Drawers...................................10, 11
Temperature Controls ...................................5
Behind Refrigerator .....................................16
Cleaning-Inside and Outside ...............15
Clearances.....................................................19
Drawer and Cover Removal...............16, 17
Light Bulb Replacement.............................17
Location..........................................................19
Moving and Vacation..................................18
Rollers .............................................................19
Under Refrigerator.......................................16
Water Filter Accessory ...............................12
Water Supply to Icemaker.........................18
GE Appliances
Refrigerator
.........................3
.......................27-29
Normal Operating Sounds .....................27
More questions ?...In the United States call
GE Answer CenterĀ® 800.626.2000
In Canada consult your local telephone
directory for the Camco Service Center
..................................20-26
Adapter Plug .................................................20
Electrical Requirements .............................20
Extension Cords ...........................................20
Grounding......................................................20
Reversing the Door Swing .................23-26
Water Line Installation ........................21, 22
Appliance Registration..................................2
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Warranty for U. S. Customers.......Back Cover
.................2, 4

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Warranty for Canadian Customers..31 Light Bulb Replacement......17 Warranty for U. S. Customers..Back Cover Location............19 Moving and Vacation........18 Rollers .............19 Under Refrigerator........16 Water Filter Accessory .......12 Water Supply to Icemaker......18 Top-Mount No-Frost Models 18, 19, 21, 22, 24 and 25 GE Appliances...
  • Page 2: Cfc Disposal

    WELCOME Welcome to the GE family. We’re proud of our quality products and we believe in dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy-to-use guide and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our customer service staff. Best of all, you’ll experience these values each time you open your refrigerator.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance. WARNING—When using this appliance, • Don’t refreeze frozen foods which have thawed always exercise basic safety precautions, completely. The United States Department of including the following: Agriculture in Home and Garden Bulletin No.
  • Page 4 Whatever your question about any GE major appliance, GE Answer Center® information service is available to help. Your call—and your question—will be answered promptly and courteously. And you can call any time. GE Answer Center® service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Page 5: Power Saver Switch

    TEMPERATURE CONTROLS The temperature controls in your refrigerator The freezer control have letters and numbers. Initially set the freezer moves a damper to Damper control at “C” and the fresh food control at “5.” change the amount INITIAL SETTING C of cold air that The fresh food control maintains the temperatures COLDEST E...
  • Page 6: Food Storage Suggestions

    FOOD STORAGE SUGGESTIONS Use these storage times as guidelines for good eating New techniques are constantly being developed. quality. The type of packaging used and the storage Consult the County Extension Service or your local temperatures will affect how long food will keep in Utility Company for the latest information on freezing the refrigerator.
  • Page 7 Refrigerator Freezer Foods Time Time Storage Tips Since vegetables remain fresh longest in a moist environment, they should be stored in the Fresh FRESH VEGETABLES drawer with the control on the “Vegetables” setting. If the drawers are full, store vegetables in plastic bags or plastic containers to prevent moisture loss.
  • Page 8: Shelves

    SHELVES How to Rearrange Your Shelves (on some models) Shelves in the fresh To replace shelves: food and freezer Select the desired shelf Lift up and out compartments are height. With shelf front adjustable. raised slightly, engage Engage Tilt up top hook top hooks in tracks at To remove shelves:...
  • Page 9 Quick Serve System (on some models) Dishes and lids are safe for use in microwave ovens, Cooking-serving-storage dishes with durable see- refrigerators, freezers, and are dishwasher-safe. The through lids fit into a dishes should not be used for cooking high-fat foods, rack that hangs on the such as bacon, and high-sugar foods, such as candy fresh food or freezer...
  • Page 10: Storage Drawers

    STORAGE DRAWERS Fruit & Vegetable Drawers Moist’n Fresh Drawer (on some models) The storage drawers at the bottom of the fresh food This refrigerated drawer is designed to keep compartment are designed to provide high humidity unwrapped foods fresh by retaining the natural levels required by most vegetables and lower moisture content of foods such as: humidity levels required for most fruits.
  • Page 11 Adjustable Humidity Drawers Snacks Drawer (on some models) (on some models) The slide-out Snacks drawer can be removed These drawers have and taken to the sink or individual, adjustable food preparation area. humidity controls that let You may also relocate you regulate the amount of it and the shelf to which cold air entering the drawers.
  • Page 12: Automatic Icemaker

    AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER (on some models) A newly-installed refrigerator may take 8 to 12 hours to begin making ice. Your icemaker will produce eight cubes per Icemaking will continue until the feeler arm senses a cycle—approximately 100 cubes in a 24-hour period, sufficient accumulation of ice cubes in the storage bin depending on freezer compartment temperature, room and halts the operation temporarily.
  • Page 13: Ice Dispenser

    ICE DISPENSER (on some models) A newly-installed refrigerator may take 8 to 12 hours to begin making ice. How the Ice Dispenser Works When the selector switch is set at ICE CUBES… (1) The automatic icemaker fills the (2) ice storage bin. (3) Pushing on the ice cradle activates the (4) motor-powered auger which moves the ice cubes into glass through the...
  • Page 14 ICE DISPENSER (continued) To Use the Dispenser Set the selector switch to ICE Do not pour water in the CUBES or CRUSHED ICE. spill shelf because it is not self-draining. Pour it Press the rim of the glass in kitchen sink. Any large gently but firmly against the amount of water should rubber-cushioned cradle.
  • Page 15: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING Cleaning—Outside Keep the finish clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly The ice dispenser spill shelf (on some models) should be wiped dry immediately to prevent spotting dampened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid if excessive spills occur. Water left on the shelf may dishwashing detergent.
  • Page 16: Behind Refrigerator

    CARE AND CLEANING (continued) Under Refrigerator Behind Refrigerator For most efficient Care should be taken in moving your refrigerator operation, you need to away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can keep the area under the be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings and refrigerator clean.
  • Page 17: Light Bulb Replacement

    Full-Width Drawer with Plastic Cover Half-Width Drawer with Plastic Cover (on some models) (on some models) To remove the drawer, To remove the lift the front up slightly drawers, lift the and pull the drawer front up slightly straight out. and pull the drawer straight out.
  • Page 18: Moving And Vacation

    A water supply kit containing copper tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and instructions is available at extra cost from your dealer or GE Service and Parts Centers. There should be sufficient tubing from the cold water supply to the icemaker inlet to allow moving the refrigerator out from the wall several feet (approximately 8 feet [244 cm] of 1/4″...
  • Page 19: Clearances

    CLEARANCES Allow the following clearances for ease of If Model 19, 22, or 25 is to be installed against a wall ″ (44 mm) for door installation, proper air circulation and plumbing on the hinge side, allow 1 ⁄...
  • Page 20: Installation

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS IMPORTANT…Please Read Carefully How to Connect Electricity For personal Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a Preferred method safety, this qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is appliance must be properly grounded. properly grounded. Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, The power cord of it is your personal responsibility and obligation to this appliance is...
  • Page 21: Water Line Installation

    WATER LINE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: WARRANTY INFORMATION • If you use your refrigerator before connecting This water line installation is not warranted by the water line, make sure the icemaker feeler the refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. arm is kept in the STOP (up) position. Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water damage.
  • Page 22 WATER LINE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) ROUTE THE COPPER TUBING BETWEEN THE c. Insert the end of the copper tubing into the water valve connection as far as possible. While COLD WATER LINE AND THE REFRIGERATOR. holding the tubing, tighten the fitting. Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the d.
  • Page 23: Reversing The Door Swing

    REVERSING THE DOOR SWING TO REMOVE THE DOORS NOTE: DOORS ON DISPENSER MODELS DO NOT REVERSE. GENERAL When reversing the a. Unplug the refrigerator from its door swing: electrical outlet. • Read the instructions b. Empty all door shelves, including the all the way through dairy compartment.
  • Page 24 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) TO REVERSE HARDWARE ON CABINET TRANSFER CENTER HINGE BRACKET TO THE LEFT. TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE BRACKET TO THE LEFT. a. Remove the base grille. Grasp it at the bottom and pull it straight out. Do not remove this screw Plastic washer Center right Bottom right...
  • Page 25 TO REVERSE DOOR HANDLES Bottom Bottom Left side Right side TRANSFER FRESH FOOD DOOR HANDLE TRANSFER FREEZER DOOR HANDLE TO THE RIGHT. TO THE RIGHT. To remove handle… Left Side Right Side • Remove handle plug using putty knife under edge, and remove screw underneath.
  • Page 26: Reversing The Door Swing

    REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) TO REHANG FRESH FOOD DOOR TO REHANG FREEZER DOOR Plastic Center hinge pin washer a. Lower bottom socket of fresh food door onto pin on bottom hinge bracket. Be sure washer is in place. Plastic washer b.
  • Page 27: Problem Solver

    NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS These sounds are normal and are due mostly to high efficient operation. Evaporator Fan Icemaker You may hear air being (on some models) forced through the Occasionally you will cabinet by the fan. hear ice cubes dropping into the ice bin.
  • Page 28 QUESTIONS? USE THIS PROBLEM SOLVER PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE REFRIGERATOR • May be in defrost cycle when motor does not operate for about 30 minutes. DOES NOT OPERATE • Temperature control in OFF position. • If interior light is not on, refrigerator may not be plugged in at wall outlet. •...
  • Page 29: If You Need Service

    Canada L4W 4H2 NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the details—including your phone number—to: Manager, Consumer Relations GE Appliances Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225 FINALLY, if your problem is still not resolved, write: Major Appliance Consumer Action Program...
  • Page 30 NOTES...
  • Page 31: Warranty For Canadian Customers

    Camco Service is available coast-to-coast. See Consumer Services section for service information. If further help is needed concerning this Warranty, contact: Manager, Consumer Relations Camco Inc., Consumer Service 2645 Skymark Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4H2 Top-Mount No-Frost Models 18, 19, 21, 22, 24 and 25...
  • Page 32: What Is Covered

    If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, Appliance Park, Louisville, KY 40225 This book is printed on recycled paper. Top-Mount No-Frost Part No. 162D3948P002 Models 18, 19, 21, 22, 24 and 25 Pub. No. 49-6803 Printed in the United States 12-95...

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