GE® 11.4 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator GTR11AAPRWW user guide

Recessed handles.
Operating Instructions

Icemaker Accessory Kit (Model 12 only)

An icemaker accessory kit is available from your dealer. Check the back of the refrigerator for the specific icemaker kit needed for your model.

Water Supply Kits (Model 12 only)



Kits containing copper tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and instructions needed to connect the icemaker to your cold water line are available at extra cost from your dealer or call 800.626.2002.

Troubleshooting Tips

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Cleaning the Outside

Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly dampened with mild liquid dish detergent. Dry 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.

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Safety Instructions

Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

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

Cleaning the Inside

To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda in the fresh food and freezer compartments.

Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.

If this is not practical, wring excess moisture

out of sponge or cloth when cleaning around switches, lights or controls.



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.

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

Defrost water pan. The non-removable pan is located under the compressor at the rear of the refrigerator. It should be cleaned at least once a year. Move the refrigerator out from the wall as far as necessary, and unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Let the compressor cool before cleaning the pan.

Use a clean cloth or sponge dampened in warm water and baking soda solutionone tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart

(1 liter) of water. Do not use cleansing powders, abrasive cleaners, bleach or cleaners containing chlorides.

Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.

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After cleaning the door gaskets, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the door gaskets at the hinge side. This helps keep the gaskets from sticking and bending out of shape. Do not use cleansing powders or other abrasive

Behind the Refrigerator

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Once a year, move the refrigerator out and vacuum the back coils. Be careful when moving the refrigerator away from the wall.

All types of floor coverings can be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings and those with embossed surfaces.

Pull the refrigerator straight out and return it to position by pushing it straight in. Moving the refrigerator in a side direction may result in damage to the floor covering or refrigerator.

When pushing the refrigerator back, make sure you dont roll over the power cord.

Replacing the Light Bulb

Moving the control to OFF does not remove power to the light circuit.

The bulb is located behind the shield next to the control.

Unplug the refrigerator.

Rotate the shield up until the tabs at the top of the shield pop into place in the bulb housing.

Replace the screw.

Operating Instructions

Remove the screw.

Insert the tabs at the bottom of the light shield with the slots in the bulb

Push in near the top of the shield and rotate down and out.

Replace the bulb with an appliance bulb of the same or lower wattage

(40 Watt maximum).

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 doors open.

Preparing to Move

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

Safety Instructions

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

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Models 11 and 12



Read these instructions completely and carefully.

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical connections.

IMPORTANT Save these instructions for local inspectors use.

Sides 1? (2.5 cm)

Top 4? (10.2 cm)

Back 2? (5 cm) from the coiling on the back to the wall

IMPORTANT Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Note to Installer Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.

To help with proper spacing and ventilation, make sure the metal spacer or twist-on ru