GE Spacemaker® Compact Refrigerator GMR06AAPWW user guide

Color-matched visor handles.
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 new-looking 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.

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

Troubleshooting Tips

Use warm water and baking soda solutionabout a tablespoon

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

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

Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.

Replacing the Light Bulb (on some models)

Consumer Support

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 slots in the housing.

Reach up through the opening at the bottom of the control housing and gently unscrew the light bulb. Replace with a bulb of the same or lower wattage.

Safety Instructions

Defrosting (on push button defrost models only)

Defrost whenever frost on the wall of the ice tray compartment becomes

1/4? thick.

Operating Instructions Installation Instructions

To defrost:

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

? Ensure drip tray is below ice tray compartment to collect water.

Defrost push

? Push in the red Defrost Button located in the center of the temperature control dial. Defrost cycle will start immediately.

NOTE: Turning the temperature control dial to the OFF position is not required.

Defrosting usually takes a few hours. When defrosting is complete, the red Defrost Button will release automatically. Then the refrigerator will resume normal operation while moving towards the set temperature. NOTE: After defrosting, allow a few hours to reach the set temperature before making any further adjustments.

To defrost faster, keep the door open. Also, pouring warm (not hot) water on the frosted part may speed defrosting. Do not use boiling waterit may damage plastic parts.

CAUTION: If you decide to speed up the defrost cycle by manually removing ice, NEVER use a sharp or metallic instrument to chip away the ice as it may damage the cooling coils. (A punctured cooling coil will cause serious problems and void the warranty.) Do no use any electrical device in defrosting your refrigerator.

Troubleshooting Tips

After defrosting:

? After red Defrost Button has released, empty water from the drip tray. Wash the tray with warm water. Dry the drip tray completely.

? Wipe the ice tray compartment with a damp cloth.

? Return drip tray to below ice tray compartment.

? Return food and ice trays to the refrigerator and close the door.

Consumer Support

Temperature sensing wire

IMPORTANT: If the red Defrost Button is pushed accidentally, it can not be manually released. The defrost cycle will run until complete. To speed up the defrost cycle, remove the drip tray and apply a warm damp cloth against the temperature sensing wire located on the underside of the ice tray compartment. After several minutes, the heat from the warm cloth will raise the temperature of the thermostat, causing the defrost cycle to end and releasing the red Defrost Button. The refrigerator will then resume normal operation.

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 or closed; after defrosting, the door will open and close easily.

Safety Instructions

Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

Defrosting (on manual defrost models only)

Installation Instructions Operating Instructions

Defrost whenever frost on the wall of the ice tray compartment becomes

1/4? thick. Never use a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling coils. (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.

To defrost:

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

? Set the temperature control dial at OFF position.

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

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. Do not use boiling waterit may damage plastic parts.

After defrosting:

? Empty water from the drip tray or from the pan placed beneath the ice tray compartm