GE® 21.8 Cu. Ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Dispenser GSS22QGMCC user guide

Adjustable large door bins.

Safety Instructions

About the controls on the refrigerator.



Operating Instructions


Installation Instructions

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 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.

Troubleshooting Tips

Consumer Support

Safety Instructions

Operating Instructions

Installation Instructions

Troubleshooting Tips

About the water filter cartridge.

On some models

Lining up the arrow on the cartridge

and the cartridge holder, place the top of the new cartridge up inside the holder. Do not push it up into the holder.

Water Filter Cartridge

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

When to Replace the Filter on

Models With a Replacement

Indicator Light

Slowly turn it to the right until the filter cartridge stops. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.

As you turn the cartridge, it will automatically raise itself into position.

Cartridge will rotate about 1/2 turn.

There is a replacement indicator light for the water filter cartridge on the dispenser.

This light will turn orange to tell you that you need to replace the filter soon.

Cartridge Holder

Place the top of the cartridge up inside the cartridge holder and slowly turn it to the right.

The filter cartridge should be replaced when the replacement indicator light turns red or if the flow of water to the dispenser or icemaker decreases.

When to Replace the Filter on

Models Without a Replacement

Indicator Light

The filter cartridge should be replaced every six months or earlier if the flow of water to the water dispenser or icemaker decreases.

Filter Bypass Plug

Installing the Filter Cartridge

If you are replacing the cartridge, first remove the old one by slowly turning it to the left. Do not pull down on the cartridge. A small amount of water may drip down.

On models without a replacement indicator light, apply the month and year sticker to the new cartridge to remind you to replace the filter in six

(on some models)

Run water from the dispenser for 3 minutes (about one and a half gallons) to clear the system and prevent sputtering.

Fill the replacement cartridge with water from the tap to allow for better flow from the dispenser immediately after installation.

Press and hold the RESET WATER FILTER pad (on some models) on the dispenser for 3 seconds.

NOTE: A newly-installed water filter cartridge may cause water to spurt from the dispenser.

Filter Bypass Plug

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

Replacement Filters:

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

GE Parts and Accessories, 800-626-2002.

Suggested Retail $34.95

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

About the shelves and bins.

Consumer Support

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

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

Bin will lock in place.

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.

Rearranging the Shelves

Refrigerator Shelves:

To Replace

Lift up and out

Safety Instructions

Operating Instructions

Freezer Shelves:

Freezer Baskets:

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.

Troubleshooting Tips

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)

Deep Door Shelves

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