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4.7 | 141 Reviews

GE® 15.7 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer

GE Appliances FCM16DLWW

Features

  • Garage Ready
  • Power Outage Promise
  • The highest rated upright and chest freezer lineup in the industry
  • Find The Right Fit

Quick Specs

  • Type: Freezer
  • Style: Chest
  • Width: 65"
  • Height: 33.375"
  • Depth: 28.5"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Refrigerator Size: 15.7 (cu. ft.)
  • Freezer Capacity: 15.7 (cu. ft.)
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Garage Ready

GE freezers are tested to perform from 0°F to 110°F

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Power Outage Promise

In the event of a power outage, food remains frozen* 48 hours in the freezer (*temperature 32 degrees F or lower)

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The highest rated upright and chest freezer lineup in the industry

Based on aggregated ratings and review data from GEA.com and leading retail websites

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Find The Right Fit

Chest and upright freezers come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs

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High Temp Indicator

Exterior light alerts you if the temperature rises

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Audible Temperature Alarm

The easy-to-hear alarm alerts you if the temperature rises

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Second-Level Rail

Rail allows convenient access to sliding baskets at different heights in freezer

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LED Interior Lighting

Interior lighting automatically illuminates when door is open

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Exterior Power "On" Light

Easily see if the freezer is working without having to open the door

Garage Ready GE freezers are tested to perform from 0°F to 110°F

Power Outage Promise In the event of a power outage, food remains frozen* 48 hours in the freezer (*temperature 32 degrees F or lower)

The highest rated upright and chest freezer lineup in the industry Based on aggregated ratings and review data from GEA.com and leading retail websites

Find The Right Fit Chest and upright freezers come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs

High Temp Indicator Exterior light alerts you if the temperature rises

Audible Temperature Alarm The easy-to-hear alarm alerts you if the temperature rises

Second-Level Rail Rail allows convenient access to sliding baskets at different heights in freezer

LED Interior Lighting Interior lighting automatically illuminates when door is open

Lock with Key This security feature allows you to protect your valuable food items from unintentional entry

Exterior Power "On" Light Easily see if the freezer is working without having to open the door

Features

  • Garage Ready
  • Power Outage Promise
  • The highest rated upright and chest freezer lineup in the industry
  • Find The Right Fit
  • High Temp Indicator
  • Audible Temperature Alarm
  • Second-Level Rail
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Lock with Key
  • Exterior Power "On" Light
CAPACITY
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 15.7
Freezer Capacity 15.68
FILTER
App Filter - Defrost Type Manual
App Filter - Capacity Freezer 14 cu. ft. and above
App Filter - Product Type Freezer Chest
APPEARANCE
Handle Color-Matched
Color Appearance White
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
POWER / RATINGS
Volts/Hertz/Amps 115V;60Hz
ECONOMICAL / QUIET
Insulation (Cabinet & Lid) Foam
Wrap Around Evaporator Yes
Wrap Around Condenser Yes
Cabinet Liner Textured Aluminum
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 168.0
Side Air Clearances 2.0
Overall Depth 28.5
Back Air Clearances 2.0
Height w/Lid Open 60.625
Overall Width 65.0
Overall Height 33.375
Approximate Shipping Weight 181.0
FEATURES
Power "ON" Light Yes
Refrigerant Type R134A
Audible Temp. Alarm with Light and Reset button
Interior Lighting LED
Garage Ready Yes
Defrost Type Manual
Temperature Control Adjustable
Bulk Storage Basket (4) Slide-Out (2 Upper, 2 Lower)
Lock with Self-Ejecting Key
Defrost Water Drain Yes
Second Level Rail Yes
Product Type Chest

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Freezer
  • Style: Chest

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 65"
  • Height: 33.375"
  • Depth: 28.5"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 15.7 (cu. ft.)
  • Freezer Capacity: 15.7 (cu. ft.)
  • WiFi Connected: No

4.7 out of 5

95% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

It is quite

Jeanne2021 12/23/2020

Large capacity, quite and well lite. Fits well in basement and looks good
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Fantastic Freezer

Viking3 12/23/2020

I bought their freezer to replace a much smaller and cheaper unit. As of today I've got over 300lbs of meat in it with some room left to spare. Runs super quiet, stays very cold in my hot garage, and I really like the alarm should it begin to warm. What more could you ask for?
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5 Stars

Great features

Battlemaster784 12/22/2020

I like the freezer status lights that tell me whether the temperatures too high or if it's good and an alarm plus there's a temperature control and it comes with baskets and dividers and a key lock
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5 Stars

Love that there is so much room in it

Betty110 12/22/2020

I am happy with it so far. It is big and roomy, love the 3 baskets. Also, like the lid fits heavy and shuts well.
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4 Stars

Does a good job

copIam007 12/21/2020

This freezer works great! After 24 hours, we put in items from our upright freezer, and some new store-bought items; like ice cream, and we couldn't dig out the ice cream with our scooper! Had to let it set for about 15 minutes to be able to get a bowl. Love the space in it and the 4-baskets; two on each rail. Really easy to get items in and out and find them fast. Pretty hard to be excited about a freezer. If last more than 20-years...I'll be excited! The only con we have is this thing sounds like a snowstorm is going off inside it -- super glad it's in the basement!
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5 Stars

Keeping everything I love, cold as I like it

Lolimonk 12/20/2020

I just love the ability to free my fridge and have all sorts of room to store my items that aren't needed just yet .
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5 Stars

Love the baskets

AGY66 12/17/2020

Just got our freezer so hard to rate it now. I love that it has 4 baskets to store food in and a light in the top. My sister saw ours and she went out and also purchased the same one.
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5 Stars

Large, nice interior light, keeps food at -4 F.

Jimmy1958 12/16/2020

The lid is a little heavy, but it won't get left cracked open by accident. Great LED light. Love the sliding baskets. Constant -4 F temp. Temp alarm also.
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5 Stars

Huge and very user friendly

WhoDat89 12/16/2020

It took over 9 months to be delivered and I can say the wait was definitely worth it. It runs quite and has plenty of storage space. I'm loving the baskets it comes with! They are a lot larger than I expected.
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5 Stars

Roomy and Organized - Worth the Wait!

Rebecca777 12/16/2020

We love the large space and the 4 baskets that slide across the whole freezer at different heights makes a great opportunity for organization.
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5 Stars

My wife loves it

Docbox 12/15/2020

It's twice the size of our old freezer but should use about the same amount of energy. My wife loves the multi-level storage baskets. I built a wood frame out of 2x4s to keep it off the garage floor since the old one (not GE) had gotten rusty on the bottom.
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4 Stars

NIce Capacity

freezyMcFreezyton 12/15/2020

Good design, love the light. Maintains an even temp
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5 Stars

Great features.

Beekeeper20 12/15/2020

This is a nice freezer with great features like a light inside, door stays open, there is a lock plus removal bins for ease in organizing food.
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4 Stars

Good size, very quiet, Energy Star

Old Freezer too old 12/12/2020

Good size, very quiet. I wish the inside was smooth white like my old one, I see as time goes buy as to how it holds up.
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5 Stars

Just as expected!

Kbayles63 12/10/2020

Great value! Same quality that I've come to expect from GE
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5 Stars

Spacious Chest Freezer

Ruthie_62 12/10/2020

This freezer is exactly what we were expecting. Glad that we can put it in the garage as its "garage ready". Love the 4 baskets that came with it, but will probably remove the lower 2 as they can get in the way (yes, there is a lot in my freezer!). The interior light is nice and bright so I can see all the way to the bottom. I like having the Freezer Status Lights on the front, along with the temp dial. It would be nice if it was self defrosting, but it's really not a big deal. So far, so good. We have purchased other GE appliances in the last 18 months as well; a range w/cooktop and a mounted microwave. I've been very pleased with ALL of my GE appliances.
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5 Stars

LOOKS NICE AND PLENTY OF ROOM IN IT

COLD WAR 12/10/2020

LOOKS NICE AND PLENTY OF SPACE IN IT. NO DAMAGE DONE TO IT DURING SHIPPING.
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4 Stars

Nice features and style

Jawdoc 12/8/2020

The interior bump takes away storage space. Ther should be a digital thermometer, instead of just an Idiot light. I have to put my own thermometer in to see what the actual temperature is. . My 16 yo Sears freezer had a digital thermometer on the lift handle panel.I could see it from my garage steps , and know that it is running . That it will correctly run in a cold or hot garage is a very important feature.
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5 Stars

15.7 cuft chest freezer

rural counsel 12/8/2020

Love the alarm light that lets me know when power has gone out, even if I wasn't home at the time. Awesome amount of storage space. And I really like the 4 adjustable bins.
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5 Stars

Chest Freezer

Cook 24 7 12/8/2020

Amazing chest freezer. Fits all our needs. Nice racks on the top that slide easily. Exactly what we were looking for!
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5 Stars

Good product

Budi11 12/4/2020

So far it seems like a good product. We switched over to GE products and so far we are very happy. Refrigerator and dishwasher 3 years ago. Microwave and freezer this year. So far we are very pleased.
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5 Stars

No Surprises

danb_vt 12/4/2020

Works well, feels solid, and I like having the audible high-temp alarm in case something goes awry. It's a manual-defrost chest freezer; the exciting part is supposed to be all the food you stuff in it, right?
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5 Stars

Freezer

richruss129 12/3/2020

Work as it should, i would recommend this freezer to anyone
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5 Stars

Great Size, well lit light and Operates Superbly

Bacon Makers 12/2/2020

Excellent Freezer. Stores a bunch of frozen items, plus the well lit space with the LED light plus the easy to slide bins are SUPER for organizing and seeing what you have in your freezer. We keep this in our garage and came in Oct and it's Dec and we are SO HAPPY with the high quality that GE offers us to use at home and ensure we can store a lot of food
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5 Stars

GREAT FREEZER

Masters12345 12/2/2020

THERE IS SO MUCH ROOM, THE SLIDING SHELVES ARE AWESOME
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4 Stars

Spacious interior. Baskets are very useful.

Kdh3739wjd6 12/2/2020

Plenty of room for storage, easy to move. Product works as expected. We had a short power outage as well, warning light was a useful reminder to make sure our food was still frozen.
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5 Stars

Perfect size!

Alexandros 12/2/2020

My wife took one look at this freezer and said it was the perfect size to freeze a body. We have it set up in our basement and it is truly voluminous.
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4 Stars

Chest freezer 15.7 CU

MAKtheknife 12/2/2020

Works just as stated - keeps things well frozen. I like the baskets in the freezer. Only thing I don't care for is the frost that is already starting to form on the inside of the freezer - but I guess that's what the little white scraper is for.
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5 Stars

Perfect size

TessaH 12/2/2020

The freezer is huge and has great sliding baskets for easy organization!
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5 Stars

great fit and internal lights are perfect

bs214 12/1/2020

The freezer was just what we needed to fit in our basement.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

quiet and holds a lot.

billm190 12/1/2020

every thing I need in a freezer. it holds all the foods i need.
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5 Stars

Highly recommended

MeatloafCA 11/27/2020

Freezer has a lot of space and the shelves provide much needed sorting and organizing.
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5 Stars

Perfect size, and accessories!

DMoe 11/27/2020

Just right for my family's needs..................!
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5 Stars

Great futures and looks very nice

Gaza chris 11/26/2020

Very nice freezer and seems durable I hope to enjoy it for the next 25-30 years r more
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5 Stars

Good size and perfect to use in garage

dizeguy 11/26/2020

Plugged it in and the high temp warning came on as expected. Cooled right down and working great. The interior is well lighted and it holds a lot of food.
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5 Stars

Plenty of room for everything!

frenchie62 11/24/2020

This garage ready freezer has been performing well. I keep it in the garage and so far all is working well. It freezes food really fast. It has 4 baskets to keep smaller items at the ready.
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4 Stars

Replaced older chest freezer

A3c8g4mm001 11/24/2020

Great upgrade over a much older smaller model. Love the light, would like it to be a full length light stop though. Gets frost build up on the back side of the closure which requires constant scrapping. Overall does the job!
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5 Stars

Great size and features

Kev57 11/22/2020

This is exactly what we were looking for and from a company that makes great appliances.
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1 Stars

This arrived dead

Patrick W 11/20/2020

This unit arrived without working electrical. It would not turn on at all. GE could not offer a replacement unit within a calendar month. We instead are processing a refund through Home Depot which will take 168 hours. Looks great, but it doesn't do anything.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great freezer for our temperature range of 0-100 F

Pja11 11/19/2020

Love the sliding bins on 2 levels and temperature range.
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4 Stars

Love everything about it! Works fantastic

Tinker1800 11/19/2020

It's a fantastic product and the quality you get for the price it will be hard to beat, and the overall design is well thought out
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5 Stars

Well Built, Good Heavy Lid, Light on the inside

SLee1219 11/18/2020

This deep freeze is well built. The overall construction is solid and the lid is pretty heavy and really helps with the seal on the top lid. The sliding trays on the inside make it very easy to keep items sorted and organized. The alarm isn't super loud but loud enough to catch you attention. Overall very satisfied.
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4 Stars

Frost build up all over top.

Ms MaRc 11/16/2020

Wasn't able to wait on Black Friday deals. Had a 5 cubic feet chest freezer for about 19 years, that wasn't working properly and needed to be put out into pasture. Also had a 13 cubic feet upright freezer that died less than 6 years after buying it, wouldn't buy that brand again. Before buying this Brand and model, I did my research and read lots of reviews on different sites. Many positive ones. It was the only brand and model, beside the GE 21 cubic, that has the two shelve rows for bins. I brought it due to the GE name brand and the two row shelves for bins for putting small items. I would prefer it in black, and had more bins or a reasonable purchasing price for them, especially after paying such price for the freezer. I read the manual and then called the company were it was brought at, to find out if there was a waiting time before plugging in the freezer, but the agent wasn't able to help. So I researched it online and found a few comments mentioned to wait, due to oil coming out of the compressor in delivery route, but a few mentioned no need to. We didn't want to take a chance, so we waited over 36 hours, clean the freezer as instructed by the manual and then plug it in. The alarm did go off. I assume due to it being plug in and turn on for the first time. It got cold fast. However there are ice build up on the top part of the freezer, all around the border and on the basket handles as well as on the door. As well as it does get hot. I don't think it should be like that. It does have a little hole on one of the rails. I do like the freezer, but only time would tell if this pricey machinery was worth it. However it is needed. Pro: 2 shelves rows for bins to put small items. Can hold up to 4-5 bins per row 15.7 cubic feet, large enough for a big family. Has a lock to protect young ones 2 keys Has a high temperature alarm A green on indicator light Very quiet. Light in the door Door can stay up with out assistance Con: Only comes in white Only comes with 4 bins Extra bins are pricey No dividers to the bottom, plus no means to purchase them. No heavy duty caster wheels for easy movement Have ice frost build up all over top part of freezer. Do take up a lot of space Does get hot As mentioned time would tell. Overall I would recommended the freezer.
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5 Stars

Lots of space

Eulenburg 11/16/2020

I have had a much smaller Deep Freezer, which filled up way too fast. Decided to buy a much larger one, and got the GE 15 cubic feet one. Love it. It's roomy, has some nice trays, which come in handy. It is very quiet and freezes food fast. I would buy this one again.
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5 Stars

Great freezer!

SASsy37 11/16/2020

There is plenty of storage space, and I love the basket organizers to separate out my different categories of frozen items! So far, it is working great!
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5 Stars

Good product

Rickseng 11/16/2020

Like our choice of models but very disappointed it took 6 MONTHS from the date we ordered/paid for and actual delivery
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5 Stars

great features

ghost81 11/16/2020

right size, bigger than other freezers i looked at on line. Easy to get in and out . 3 levels makes it easy to store frozen vegtables and meats. this is a great chest freezer. good Quality for the money.
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1 Stars

Problem Already

RandC 11/15/2020

Design is great but one of the slider shelves which hold the sliding bins has broken off already. Have had this freezer less than one week! Picked up the broken piece and it broke apart further in my hands! Otherwise, freezer seems to work great and other features are working and intact.
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Yes, I recommend this product

4 Stars

Plenty of room

Freeziepoo 11/15/2020

Love this so far. Plenty of room. Currently holding a whole processed pig, a deer and a quarter of a cow. Everything stayed frozen when we lost power for 2 days after hurricane Zeta. Only complaint is when we had the top baskets in ice built up on the back rim. I took them out and cleaned the ice off and the ice hasn't rebuilt up. The interfere with the sealing. I like the 2 nd lower row of baskets which is handy for things you need to find quick.super quiet and more importantly no real change on the power bill except when the top baskets were in.
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5 Stars

Smooth round edges, neat, lots of storage baskets.

Mlm50 11/12/2020

Love it quiet, neat. Have a lot of space, lots of large storage baskets to organize, good lighting. Has everything you need.
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