GE® Double-Door Compact Refrigerator GDE03GLHLB user guide

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Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

Cleaning the Outside

Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly dampened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid dish detergent. Dry and polish with a clean, soft cloth.

Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dish cloth or wet towel. These may leave a residue that can erode the paint. Do not use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners containing bleach because these products can scratch and weaken the paint finish.

Protect the paint finish. The finish on the outside of the refrigerator is a high quality, baked-on paint finish. With proper care, it will stay newlooking and rust-free for years. Apply a coat of kitchen/ appliance wax when the refrigerator is new, and then at least twice a year.

Cleaning the Inside

To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator.

Other parts of the refrigeratorincluding door gaskets, fruit and vegetable drawers, and all plastic partscan be cleaned the same way.

Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning. If this is not practical, wring excess moisture out of sponge or cloth when cleaning around the

Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.

Use warm water and baking soda solution about a tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 liter) of water. This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.

Replacing the Light Bulb (on some models)

Unplug the refrigerator before replacing a burned-out bulb. Setting the controls to OFF does not remove power to the light circuit.

The light bulb is located behind the temperature control housing and is visible through the light

Remove the light shield by snapping it from the bottom of the housing. Gently unscrew the light bulb. Replace with a bulb of the same or lower

Light Shield

Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

Defrosting (on manual defrost models only)

Defrost whenever frost on the wall of the ice tray compartment becomes 1/4 thick.



FRLOV (A punctured cooling coil will cause serious problems and void the warranty.) We recommend using a plastic scraper. Do not use any electrical device in defrosting your refrigerator.


? Remove foods and ice trays from the ice tray compartment.

? Set the temperature control dial at OFF

? On models without a drip tray, place a pan beneath the ice tray compartment to collect

Defrosting usually takes a few hours. To defrost faster, keep the door open. Also, pouring warm

(not hot) water on the frosted part may speed defrosting. 'RQRWXVHERLOLQJZDWHULWPD damage plastic parts.

Preparing for Vacation

For long vacations or absences, remove food and unplug the refrigerator. Move the control to the OFF position, and clean the interior with a baking soda solution of one tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to one quart (1 liter) of water. Leave the door open.

Preparing to Move

Secure all loose items such as shelves and ice trays by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.

Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.


? Empty water from the drip tray or from the pan placed beneath the ice tray compartment. Wash the tray or pan with warm water.

? Wipe the ice tray compartment with a damp

? Turn the temperature control to the desired setting and return food and ice trays to the refrigerator.

NOTE: If ice buildup is very thick, it may keep the ice tray compartment door from opening or closing completely. Dont try to force it open; after defrosting, the door will open and close




3 Cubic Foot Models

4 Cubic Foot Models




Remove tape and any labels (except for the rating label) from your refrigerator. Tape or glue residue can also be removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.

Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,