GE® Side by Side Refrigerator GSG20IBMFWW user guide

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Initially, set the fresh food control at 5 and the freezer control at 5 and allow

12 hours for the temperature to stabilize.

Several adjustments may be required. Adjust the controls one increment at a time, and allow 12 hours after each adjustment for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.

Setting the freezer control to 0 stops cooling in both the fresh food and freezer compartments but does not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.

Control settings will vary based on personal preferences, usage, and operating conditions and may require more than one adjustment.

Ambient Room Temperature Limits

This refrigerator is designed to operate in ambient temperatures specified by its Temperature Class which is marked on the rating plate.


Ambient Temperature



NOTE: Internal temperature may be affected by such factors as the location of the refrigerator, ambient temperature and frequency of door openings. Adjust temperature controls as required to compensate for these factors.

About the refrigerator shelves and bins.

Not all features are on all models.

Bins on the Fresh Food Compartment Door

Adjustable bins can easily be carried from refrigerator to work area.

To remove: Lift the front of the bin up, then

The snugger helps prevent tipping, spilling or sliding of small items stored on the door shelf.

Place a finger on either side of the divider near the rear and move it back and forth to fit your needs.

To replace or relocate: Engage the bin in the molded supports of the door, and push in.

Bin will lock in place.

Rearranging the Shelves

Refrigerator Shelves:

Freezer Shelves:

Freezer Baskets:

Lift up and out

To Replace lock in place

Remove the basket by pulling it forward, lifting up the front, and sliding it past the stop location.

WARNING: Poor performance may occur if freezer baskets are not used. Storage of items in the freezer without using baskets may result in poor temperature performance due to restrictions of air flow within the freezer compartment.

Slide-Out Spillproof Shelf (on some models)

The slide-out spillproof shelf allows you to reach items stored behind others. The special edges are designed to help prevent spills from dripping to lower shelves.

Make sure you push the shelves all the way back in before you close the door.

Spillproof Shelves (on some models)

Spillproof shelves have special edges to help prevent spills from dripping to lower shelves.

Quick Space Shelf (on some models)

This shelf splits in half and slides under itself for storage of tall items on the shelf below.

Deep Door Shelves

Detachable shelf extenders deepen and enclose fixed door shelves, providing more storage room and greater storage flexibility.

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

It will lock in place.

To remove: Lift the shelf extender straight up then pull out.

About the additional features.

Not all features are on all models.

ShelfSaver Rack

Use this rack to store beverage cans for easy access.

It can also hold a 9? x 13? baking dish.

Loading the Freezer Compartment

Load so that at least 15 mm of space remains clear between stacks of packages and 15 mm to 25 mm of space between the top of any stack and any shelf or basket above it.

Packages may hang over the front of shelves but must remain 15 mm from doors.

? Food to be frozen must not be placed in direct contact with food in storage.

If food is to be frozen every day, it may be necessary to reduce the quantity to be frozen.

? If a quantity of food needs to be frozen, set the freezer control to its coldest setting.

After the food is frozen, reset the freezer control to its initial position.

? Do not store commercially quick-frozen food longer than the time recommended by the food manufacturers.

? If the power to the appliance is shut off for an extended time or if the refrigerating system fails, do not open the doors unless absolutely necessary. When it is necessary, close them as quickly as possible so the frozen food will stay frozen as long as

? The freezer door storage shelves marked with a two-star label are only appropriate for the storage of previously frozen food.

Effervescent drinks should not be stored in the freezer compartment.

? Food is most quickly frozen on the middle three shelves of the freezer compartment and most slowly in the freezer door shelves.

About the storage drawers.

Not all features are on all models.

Storage Drawers

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

Adjustable Humidity Drawers

Slide the control all the way to the High or setting to provide high humidity recommended for most vegetables.

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

Trivet and Divider (on some models)

The trivet is designed to keep your fruits and vegetables off the floor of the drawer and away from any moisture that might form. The divider will keep the larger fruits and vegetables from falling or rolling onto the more delicate ones. By lifting straight up on the divider, you can detach it from the trivet and adjust it from side to side, then push down and into position.

Convertible Meat Drawer

The convertible meat drawer has its own cold air duct to allow a stream of cold air from the freezer compartment to flow around the drawer.

The variable temperature control regulates the air flow from the freezer compartment.

Set control lever up to convert the drawer to normal refrigerator temperature and provide extra vegetable storage space. Cold air duct is turned off. Variable settings between these extremes can be selected.

Set control lever down to the coldest setting to store fresh meats. If lever is left in meat position for a long period of time, some frost may form on the inside of the drawer.

About storage drawer removal.

Not all features