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It's a Good Refrigerator
I bought this about a month ago. It's a pretty standard, white, top-bottom refrigerator. The refrigerator keeps food cold and safe to eat. The freezer keeps my ice cream frozen, which is...Read complete review
I bought this about a month ago. It's a pretty standard, white, top-bottom refrigerator. The refrigerator keeps food cold and safe to eat. The freezer keeps my ice cream frozen, which is the way I like it. You may prefer your food less cold and your ice cream less frozen. In which case, you can control how cold it gets inside by manipulating some dials and knobs, which is always fun. It's a bit noisier than I expected, but so far no one has been upset or forced to flee because of this. The ice maker, true to its name, makes ice. As noted above, this is a white refrigerator. If you prefer green, blue, or maybe yellow refrigerators, this is not the refrigerator for you. Otherwise, it's a perfectly fine and affordable refrigerator.
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Don't buy major appliance online, unseen in person
We bought this on line without being able to view it in person. And we bought it thinking it would actually have more cu. ft. of usable space in it. Big mistake....Read complete review
We bought this on line without being able to view it in person. And we bought it thinking it would actually have more cu. ft. of usable space in it. Big mistake. Not only did we have a thermostat problem right off the bat (with food in the fridge freezing--we lost good food that way--and frost accumulating in the freezer, necessitating a repair man visit just 2 months after purchase), but I would highly question the "21 cu. ft." claim. (Q: How much of that is USABLE space?) Our old 20 cu. ft different brand, which lasted 23 years, I believe, had more USABLE room than this one does. The GE fridge shelves end a good 1-1 1/2" from the back of the fridge--meaning wasted space! Furthermore, in order to close in the appliance's motor (so you don't have to clean the condenser coil, which IS good), GE, however, had to whack off at an angle the back ends of the veg. and fruit drawers. You can barely squeeze in celery (diagonally!) much less cucumbers and carrots, etc.--and THIS in a time when all the experts are telling us to eat MORE fruits and vegetables. My old fridge had large, roomy bins. And unfortunately, the 4-5" wide light and control panel hangs down from the entire center (back to front) of the fridge ceiling, making it very difficult to pull tall items (like a wine box or 2-qt juice pitcher) out at an angle. It can't be done because they hit the overhead panel. Instead, they must be placed or removed in a front to back line--a real hassle. Sometimes several items need to be removed from the line, in order to reach something in the back. FREEZER: In the freezer, not only do we still have some frost (it IS better than before), but GE tells you to keep all items 1-2" away from the back freezer vent (to prevent frost build-up). Well, that is hard to do when family members keep shoving things back into the freezer. That rule requires constant freezer vigilance. If GE demands that, then they should build in a little "fence" or guard to help keep items away from the vent, I think. There is also no light in the freezer. That must be the trend now, but I miss it. Furthermore, the ice maker/bin set-up is ridiculous! I guess GE expects you to only use your hand to retrieve ice (don't tell your guests), because the bin's front opening to retrieve ice is so narrow that no ice scoop will fit in or work with this arrangement. And the open top of the bin is mostly covered by the full ice bin "wing." I guess for filling many glasses with ice, they expect you to remove the entire bin from the freezer. (The ice, itself, though, is good: dense and solid.) Additionally, we are not used to W-I-D-E fridge and freezer DOOR shelves (though some of you may be). But because they're so wide, there is actually less unit shelf space, since the wide door shelves "cut into" the interior shelf space. Well, we're stuck with this fridge now--till it dies--but for the price we paid and based on its selling points (and it had good reviews!), we do not think the unit lived up to its claims. It's working properly now, and it will have to do, but I'm not real happy with it. I liked my old different brand better.
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Good Refrigerator Except for Freezer Fan
By Mac M
from Denver, CO, United States
Comments about GE White Top-Freezer Refrigerator:
Over all, an excellent purchase. The only problem is the recirculator fan in the freezer compartment. The bearings gave out after a few months and began making very loud buzzing/rattling noises. Replacement fans are on backorder at every parts supplier I was able to find (including GE's), leading me to believe that this is a product wide problem and not just an isolated incident. More of a nuisance than anything else.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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good standard refrigerator
from Akron, OH, United States
I have had this refrigerator for about four months, and have had no problems with it.
from Toledo, OH
My fridge is only 4 months old and I have had the technician out 2 times, he has ordered a new motor and fan, should be installed tomorrow. The motor makes loud noises when it runs.
from Silver Spring, MD, United States
I bought my GE three months ago and highly recommend it to anyone.
I have had my GE GTH21GCEWW refrigerator for three months so far and glad I chose it.
great sleek look
from Philadelphia, PA, United States
I brought this product about a month ago and I'm happy with my purchase
from Louisville, KY, United States
replaced an older refrigerator with this highly energy saving model
Great value refridgerator!!!
from Corolla, NC, United States
So far, so good. It is definitely improved over the similar model that GE manufactured 13 years ago.
from Pattonville, TX, United States
Brought this 2 months ago and it just runs like a brand new
from Appleton, WI, United States
Generally good features with full use of interior space. Allows for taller containers. Quiet operation now that faulty fan motor was replaced.
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