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Post# 989556   4/5/2018 at 12:48 by 114jwh (Vancouver)        

Hope everyone is having a great day! Anyone ever seen this type of GE fridge before? Any opinions of GE fridges of this era? No idea what year this would be from but expecting maybe sometime in the late 60's - mid 70's?

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Post# 989561 , Reply# 1   4/5/2018 at 13:46 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I think you're in the ballpark with that age range.


I'm going to guess that it's not a frost-free model, but would need to see interior shots to be sure.  If so, it uses basically the same system that GE launched in the late '40s.

Post# 989578 , Reply# 2   4/5/2018 at 17:54 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Based on the trim, I'm thinking it's a '62 or '63 model.

Post# 989607 , Reply# 3   4/5/2018 at 23:01 by 114jwh (Vancouver)        
Thanks guys

I haven't ever seen a GE in that age range with the horizontal handles before, only really old ones from the 40's - mid 50's.

If its not a frost free model I'd presume that it would be not too bad on the utility bill and less to go wrong? Down side obviously though is having to defrost every so often.

Is there any difference in normal frost build up between a manual defrost with separate exterior doors compared to a single exterior door model?

Thanks again guys!

Post# 989618 , Reply# 4   4/6/2018 at 01:19 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Have you seen the interior of this fridge yet?  If the freezer is lined with textured aluminum and has a capped drain in the bottom, it's a manual defrost.   As long as the freezer door gasket makes a good seal, you should only have to defrost twice a year at most.


My '57 GE of this same configuration is a cinch to defrost.  I use a vintage defrosting heater to speed the process (see picture), and I'm usually done in an hour or less.  Only about ten or 15 minutes of that is hands-on.  Melted frost runs down the drain to an evaporating pan underneath the fridge.  Just wipe the interior dry and re-stock.

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Post# 989884 , Reply# 5   4/8/2018 at 08:59 by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
I believe it is a 1963 model

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If you can provide a model # I can look it up in my GE Fridge catalog pages and tell you for sure. PAT COFFEY

Post# 989885 , Reply# 6   4/8/2018 at 09:01 by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        

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