GE® Top-Freezer Refrigerator GTS12BBMLCC user guide

Contoured doors.
About the storage drawers.

Fruit and Vegetable Drawers

One or more storage drawers provide space to store fruits, vegetables and meats.

Models with a single full-width drawer have a divider to separate meats and vegetables. The divider can be removed if a single large storage space is needed.

Consumer Support

Troubleshooting Tips

Installation Instructions

Control Settings

The drawer will stop before coming all the way out of the refrigerator to help prevent contents from spilling onto the floor. It can be removed easily by lifting up slightly and pulling past the stop

To replace the drawer and the cover above it, the door must be fully opened. In some installations the refrigerator may have to be moved away from the wall for the door to be fully opened.

To release ice cubes, turn the tray upside down, hold it over a container, and twist both ends.

For only one or two ice cubes, leave the tray right-side up, twist both ends slightly, and remove as many cubes as you want.

Wash ice trays in lukewarm water onlydo not put them in an automatic dishwasher.

Operating Instructions

Icemaker Accessory Kit

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

Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

Cleaning the Outside

Troubleshooting Tips

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 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.

Installation Instructions

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

1-800-361-3400 and refer to kit numbers WX8X1 through WX8X4.

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

Safety Instructions

About ice service.

Consumer Support

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 l) of water. This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.

Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions

Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

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

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

Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.

Installation Instructions

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 cleaners.

Replacing the Lightbulb

Unscrew the burned-out bulb and replace it with a standard 40-watt appliance bulb.

Behind the Refrigerator

Troubleshooting Tips

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 refrig