GE® 18.0 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator GTS18DBPLWW user guide

Never clean condenser.

Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.

For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.

Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.

Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.

Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight out from the outlet.

Repair or replace immediately all power cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end.

When moving the refrigerator away from the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.

Installation Instructions

The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the rating plate.

This provides the best performance and also prevents overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires.

Operating Instructions

The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to minimize the possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.

Safety Instructions



Troubleshooting Tips

Consumer Support

Control Settings

Initially, set the control(s) at 5 (some models have only one control). Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.

Several adjustments may be required. Adjust the

control(s) one increment at a time and allow 12 hours after each adjustment for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.

Setting the refrigerator control to 0 stops cooling in

(on some models) both the freezer and refrigerator compartments but does not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.

The freezer control (on some models) has no effect on electrical power to the refrigerator.

Control settings will vary based on personal preferences, usage and operating conditions, and may require more than one adjustment. Factors that affect temperature include the amount of food in the refrigerator or freezer, the frequency of door opening and the temperature of food when it is placed in the refrigerator.

About the water filter. (on some models)

Water Filter Cartridge

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

NOTE: Some models ship with the filter bypass plug in place of the filter cartridge. The filter bypass plug needs to be removed before the filter cartridge is installed. Keep the filter bypass plug for future use.

Filter Bypass Plug

When to Replace the Filter

Filter Model GSWF

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

Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe Service Center.

Installing the Filter Cartridge

If you are replacing the cartridge, first remove the old one. To open the cartridge cover, push in where indicated and the cover will drop down.

Consumer Support

Troubleshooting Tips

Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions

About the controls on the refrigerator.

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

Replacement Filters

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


Remove the cartridge by

Position the cartridge slowly rotating it to the left.

A small amount of water may drip down. inside the cartridge holder and slowly rotate the cartridge to the right until it stops. When the cartridge is properly installed, you will feel it

click as it locks into place. The blade on the end of the cartridge should be positioned vertically. Do not overtighten. has been trapped in the system, the filter cartridge may be ejected as it is removed. Use caution when removing.

Apply a month and year sticker to the new cartridge to remind you to replace it in six months.

Close the cartridge cover.

Run water from the dispenser for 3 minutes

(about 11?2 gallons) to clear the system and prevent sputtering. See To Use the

Dispenser section.

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

Not all features are on all models.