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GE 36? Built-In Bottom-FreezerRefrigerators Installation Instructions Manual

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36" Built-In Bottom-Freezer
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  • Page 1: Installation Instructions

    Design Guide with Installation Instructions 36″ Built-In Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators monogram.com...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Product failure due to improper installation is not IMPORTANT • — Save these instructions covered under the GE Appliance Warranty. See the for local inspector’s use. Observe all governing codes Owner’s Manual for warranty information. and ordinances. Note to Installer •...
  • Page 3: The Installation Space

    Allow 15″ for pan removal. • Water line can enter the opening through the floor or back wall. Route GE SmartConnect ™ kit or 1/4″ O.D. For a 90° door swing, allow 4″ min. clearance to a wall, copper tubing between the cold water line and the for framed and stainless steel models.
  • Page 4: 130° Door Swing

    Design Guide Frameless Cabinets: The case trim overlaps cabinets at the top and sides. Therefore, frameless cabinets may Refrigerator require filler strips to prevent 23-7/8" From interference with cabinet door swing. Rear of The opening must allow for filler strips. Refrigerator 2"...
  • Page 5: 90° Door Swing

    Design Guide Frameless Cabinets: The case trim overlaps cabinets at the top and Refrigerator sides. Therefore, frameless cabinets may require Case Trim filler strips to prevent interference with cabinet door swing. The opening must allow for filler strips. 23-7/8" From Rear of Refrigerator 1/4"...
  • Page 6: Customization Basics

    Design Guide CUSTOMIZATION BASICS: Framed Or Overlay Panels, Custom Handles and Accessory Kits Professional Style Stainless Steel Refrigerators Overlay panels Stainless steel wrapped refrigerators with beveled edges You may also choose to install custom overlay panels and professional style handles. These models are shipped from your cabinet manufacturer.
  • Page 7: Panel Dimensions

    Design Guide 1/4″ FRAMED PANEL DIMENSIONS 5/16" Trim If you choose to install framed panels, they must be cut Door Reveal to the dimensions shown. The panels will slide into the frame on the door, drawer and grille. 1/4" If the custom panel is less than 1/4″ thick and if it fits Panel loosely in the door frame, it can be backed up with a piece of filler material or foam tape to improve the fit.
  • Page 8: Side Panels

    Design Guide SIDE PANELS ZUG2 GRILLE PANEL DIMENSIONS Side panels must be used whenever the sides of the The ZUG2 unified grille panel kit provides for the ″ refrigerator will be exposed. The 1/4 side panels will installation of a framed or overlay grille panel. slip into the side case trim.
  • Page 9: Installation Instructions Tools, Hardware, Materials

    Installation Instructions TOOLS REQUIRED MATERIALS REQUIRED • Tinsnips to cut banding • 35″ long 2x4 for Anti-Tip support • Stepladder • 1/4″ copper water line tubing or GE SmartConnect ™ • Bucket Refrigerator Tubing kits • Level • Water shut-off valve •...
  • Page 10: Step 1 Remove Packaging

    Floor icemaker operation. The water pressure must be Waterline Tubing between 40 and 120 p.s.i. • Route 1/4″ OD copper or GE SmartConnect ™ plastic tubing between house cold water line and the water • Turn on the main water supply and flush debris.
  • Page 11: Step 2A, Ro Water Line

    Installation Instructions STEP 4 INSTALL ANTI-TIP BRACKETS STEP 2A WATER LINE INSTALLATION WITH A REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM WARNING: ANTI-TIP PRECAUTIONS The refrigerator is top-heavy and must be secured to prevent the Skip this step when not using an RO System possibility of tipping forward.
  • Page 12: Step 5, Level Refrigerator

    Installation Instructions STEP 6 ALTERNATE ANTI-TIP STEP 5 LEVEL REFRIGERATOR PROCEDURE All models have 4-point leveling. The front is supported by leveling legs, the rear is supported by adjustable The refrigerator must be secured to prevent tipping. wheels. Both are accessible from the front of the The anti-tip brackets cannot be used on metal wall refrigerator.
  • Page 13: Step 8, Adjust Door Swing

    Installation Instructions STEP 8 ADJUST DOOR SWING STEP 9 INSTALL GRILLE PANEL NOTE: This refrigerator has a 2-position door stop. • Raise the grille panel to stop position. When space does not allow the door to swing open fully to 130°, you may change the door swing to a 90° opening.
  • Page 14: Step 10, Install Framed Panels

    Installation Instructions Right hand models shown. Use the same instructions STEP 10 INSTALL 1/4″ FRAMED PANELS for left hand models. IF YOU ARE INSTALLING OVERLAY PANELS, GO TO STEP 10A. Handle Door Trim Trim Refrigerator Door Use Front Holes Standard supplied handle shown to Secure Trim in 1/4″...
  • Page 15: Step 10A Install Overlay Panels

    Installation Instructions Right hand models shown. Use the same instructions STEP 10A INSTALL OVERLAY PANELS for left hand models. Door Trim Handle Trim Refrigerator Door Move Forward For 3/4" Panel Use Front Holes to Secure Handle Use Rear Holes to Secure Trim Supplied handle shown in the overlay panel position.
  • Page 16: Step 11 Connect Water Supply

    Insert tube into the union fitting STEP 13 START ICEMAKER on the unit and tighten nut to union. • Turn on the water to check for leaks. GE SmartConnect ™ Tubing: • Insert the molded end of the tubing into the refrigerator connection.
  • Page 17: Step 14, Install Toekick

    Installation Instructions STEP 14 INSTALL TOEKICK • Locate the supplied toekick (shipped taped to the side of the refrigerator). Install with 2 screws provided, adjust to desired height and tighten screws. • A custom toekick can be installed to match or complement the surrounding cabinetry.
  • Page 18 Notes...
  • Page 19 Notes...
  • Page 20 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. GE Consumer & Industrial Appliances General Electric Company Pub. No. 49-60468-1 Louisville, KY 40225 Part No.

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