General Electric's line of Artica Profile refrigerators features both a refrigeration container and a freezing container. These refrigerators are typically more expensive than other units, but the added expense is offset by reliability. This is not to say, however, that the Artica does not experience its share of problems, but correcting most common problems with this unit is simply a matter of making some simple adjustments.
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Ensure that the power supply cord which exits the back of the refrigerator is firmly plugged into an electrical socket.
Look at the fuse box for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse.
Allow at least 30 minutes to pass for the motor to turn on. Once the refrigerator reaches its temperature setting, its motor automatically turns off. When the temperature rises above that setting, the motor will then turn on. The cycle usually repeats every 30 minutes.
Ensure that both temperature controls are turned on. The freezer and the refrigerator containers both have separate temperature controls. Both controls are located on the inside of the refrigerator section at the very top of the refrigerator's cavity. Press the "Colder" button for both the refrigerator and the freeze temperature controls to turn the unit on. The factory preset temperature is 2.78 degrees Cor the refrigerator and zero degrees for the freezer. Note that it may take the unit 24 hours to reach the desired temperature if the unit was turned off.
Allow at least 24 hours to pass for the refrigerator to cool if the refrigerator has been plugged in for the first time.
Inspect the interior of the refrigerator for items which prevent the door's weather stripping from sealing against the refrigerator's frame.
Avoid opening the refrigerator's doors frequently if possible, as repeatedly opening and closing the doors causes rapid temperature fluctuations.
Expect frequent on and off cycles in hot weather.
Turn the power switch on the side of the icemaker to the "On" position. A green light located just beneath the power switch will illuminate to indicate that the unit is on.
Allow at least 12 to 24 hours to pass for the icemaker to produce its first batch of ice cubes.
Ensure that the water supply line is screwed onto the fitting at the back of the refrigerator and that the line's valve is turned on.
Remove or level off the cubes in the ice cube storage bin. If the cubes in the bin press against the ice cube maker's feeler arm, the ice cube maker will not produce ice cubes.
Turn the ice cube maker's power switch to the "Off" position, and remove the stuck ice cubes from the ice cube trays. The green light below the ice cube maker will flash if cubes are stuck in the tray.
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