GE® 20.3 Cu. Ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator GBS20EGHWW user guide

Large door bins.
NOTE: The refrigerator is shipped with protective film covering the digital temperature controls. If this film was not removed during installation, remove it now.

Initially, set the refrigerator control at 5 and the freezer control at 5. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize. Several adjustments may be required. Adjust the controls one increment at a time, and allow 24 hours after each adjustment for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.

Setting either or both controls to 0 for digital and 0 for the refrigerator control knob stops cooling in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments, but does not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.

About the water filter. (on some models)

Water Filter Cartridge

Filter Bypass Plug

The water filter cartridge is located in the back upper right corner of the refrigerator compartment.

You must use the filter bypass plug when a replacement filter cartridge is not available. The icemaker will not operate without the filter or filter bypass plug.

When to Replace the Filter

The filter cartridge should be replaced when the flow of water to the icemaker decreases, or every six months.

Installing the Filter Cartridge

If you are replacing the cartridge, first remove the old one. Open the cartridge cover by pressing in on the tab at the front and pulling down.

Remove the cartridge by slowly rotating it counterclockwise. A small amount of water may drip down.

Replacement Filters:

To order additional filter cartridges in the United States, visit our Website,

Accessories, 800.626.2002.

Filter Model GSWF

Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe Service

If air has been trapped in the system, the filter cartridge may be ejected as it is removed. Use caution when removing.

Remove the protective foil from the end of the cartridge.

Lining up the arrow on the cartridge

and the cartridge holder, slowly rotate the cartridge clockwise until it stops. When the cartridge is properly installed, you will feel it

click as it locks into place. The grip on the end of the cartridge should be positioned vertically.

Do not overtighten.

Close the cartridge cover.

About the shelves and bins.

Not all features are on all models.

Rearranging the Shelves

Shelves in the refrigerator compartment are adjustable.

Refrigerator Compartment

To remove:

Remove all items from the shelf.

Tilt the shelf up at the front.

Some models have wire shelves that can be adjusted in the same

Lift the shelf up at the back and bring the shelf out.

To replace:

While tilting the shelf up, insert the top hook at the back of the shelf in a slot on the track.

Lower the front of the shelf until the bottom of the shelf locks into place.

Non-Adjustable Shelves on the Door (on some models)

To remove: Lift the shelf straight up; then

To replace: Engage the shelf in the molded supports on the door and push down.

It will lock in place.

About the crispers and pans.

Not all features are on all models.

Fruit and Vegetable Crisper

Excess water that may accumulate in the bottom of the drawers or under the drawers should be wiped dry.

Adjustable Humidity Crisper (on some models)

Slide the control all the way to the

HIGH setting to provide high humidity recommended for most vegetables.

Slide the control all the way to the LOW setting to provide lower humidity levels recommended for most fruits.

Snack Pan (on some models)

This pan can be moved to the most useful location for your familys needs.

To remove, slide the pan out to the stop position, lift the pan up and past the stop position and lift it out.

About the freezer drawer. (on some models)

Not all features are on all models.

Freezer Shelves and Baskets

A shelf above the ice storage bin

A half-width basket

NOTE: Do not fill baskets higher than the rim of the basket. This may cause baskets to stick or jam when opening or closing.

A deep full-width basket

Appearance and features may vary

Basket Removal

To remove the deep full-width basket on freezer drawer models:

Open the freezer drawer until it stops.

The freezer basket rests on the inside tabs on the drawer slides.

Appearance may vary

Lift the basket so that it is out of all 6 slide bracket tabs.

Tilt the basket and lift out of the drawer.

When replacing the deep full-width basket:

Tilt the basket back and lower it down into the drawer. Rotate the basket to a horizontal position and press it down into the 6 a