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4.7 | 289 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

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4.7 out of 5

95% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Great features

SPJ73 6/27/2022

Easy to set up and set temperature. I like the coffin type so adding dividers will be nice,
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1 Stars

Model FCM16DLWW bad experience

RebelGuy 6/23/2022

I purchased one of these and it was delivered in Feb, 2022. I reported air leaks causing excessive frost buildup on inside where lid hinges are located. GE agreed to replace the unit. I was very pleased with their handling of the issue. After the replacement arrived, I started hearing a strange sound, like air escaping under high pressure. This freezer also has the same problem as the first. I reported both problems and after some research by GE, they came back and said the excessive frost buildup was "as designed", and that they were wrong when they replaced the first one. After continued complaints, the finally sent a GE repairman out. He said the sound was "normal". At first he agreed with me about the frost buildup but after making a call, he came back and said it was "as designed". So GE says they made the frost buildup and the strange noise "by design". Where is the common sense here. Thankfully my freezer is in garage. If it was inside, the noise would be totally unacceptable. Now I only hear it when motor is running and I go into garage. My idea of design improvements and that of GE designers is very different. It freezes great btw. I won't buy another GE product as long as a viable alternative is available.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great freezer !

Lilybets 6/22/2022

It's big! Has for movable baskets so it is more convenient to store a lot of stuff. I love that it has an alert system.
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5 Stars

Keeps steady at -10*F

Mombuysbulk9 6/18/2022

Doesn't need to constantly cycle so is pretty quiet. 4 generous bins helps keep things organized.
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5 Stars

Great Freezer

mkemama 6/10/2022

We purchased this one as our very old standing freezer was on it's last legs. This freezer has so much more space than we thought it would! The sliding baskets are wonderful for our hamburger and other small items. We were able to fit a quarter of beef along with about 40 more pounds of various frozen items with room to spare!
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5 Stars

ALARM AND ENERGY STAR

SNICKLEFRIST 6/9/2022

THE ALARM WAS NEEDED BECAUSE THIS WAS GOING IN OUR BARN. AND THIS WAS ONE OF THE FEW WITH AN ENERGY STAR RATING. SO FAR I AM DELIGHTED.
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5 Stars

Freezer

BRye 6/8/2022

Great Freezer so far. Installed very easily and got right to temperature.
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5 Stars

Great Buy

Holy Rosary Church 6/1/2022

Just received this freezer and we love it. So much roomer inside than we expected & a perfect exterior size for our space! It comes with several neat features that we didn't even realize when we purchased it: an LED light inside; trays for separation and organization; and a lock (which we need). Couldn't be happier.
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5 Stars

HUGE! 250 lbs. of beef fit with room to spare

Billy937 5/30/2022

We ordered half of a cow and purchased this freezer to keep it in. 250 lbs. of beef fits with some room to spare. The freezer is out in our garage so I cannot comment on the noise. I love that it has a light on the front that shows it still has power and if there is a problem the light changes colors.
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5 Stars

Perfect Freezer!!

Cow bell freezer 5/27/2022

We are very impressed with the design of this freezer. I absolutely LOVE the baskets!! I can't wait to get it filled and start saving money when buying up bargains. I also love the food storage guide.
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5 Stars

chest freezer

AALTDM5 5/24/2022

This product is very impressive. Keeps food at a perfect temperature. GE has always been a reliable product.
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5 Stars

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

DNesbit 5/20/2022

Excellent freezer we purchased at COSTCO. I love the baskets. High-quality material and a heavy lid.
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5 Stars

Top Garage Ready Freezer

seshe 4/18/2022

This is our third GE Garage Ready freezer. All are currently in use in our garage. They are very reliable.
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4 Stars

Good size for us, runs very quietly

K2ab 4/7/2022

We replaced a 7 cu-ft GE garage ready freezer with this because we needed more capacity. The width, front to back, is less than we'd like, which makes it a bit longer than we'd like for our placement of the freezer. And we find that the cover has inadequate counter balance springs (which do not appear to be adjustable), so it is difficult to close without the cover slamming down, especially while hold food in the other hand. Otherwise, it has functioned well this winter, even in a very cold garage setting.
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4 Stars

Very convenient food baskets inside the freeze.

GMonney 3/23/2022

The freezer looks good and is very functional with its inner food baskets. No complaints.
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2 Stars

poor handle design,

Bob_F 3/22/2022

at first glance product appears to have features desired, upon actually using appliance the problems begin to appear, first the lid handle screws come loose because lid is too heavy for tiny screws used to hold handle in place, frost appeared within few days, bottom of unit is uneven hard to level. Believe got used/returned item instead of new product
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3 Stars

My one Gripe "No Leveling Feet"

CallMeDave 3/19/2022

Purchased from Costco easy transaction; I bought the freezer because the advertisement said, "Garage Ready". The freezer has no leveling feet; Wait What??. I don't know of any garage that has a level floor. Probably because most city building codes must have garage floors built with a slight slope out from the walls and out away from the garage. So how can you advertise the freezer as garage ready. Yes, I could buy some hard plastic shims and level the freezer. But you would think, for a price of close to $1k for the freezer you would have a way to level the freezer; all my other appliances have leveling feet and they are in the house on a level floor. Other than this obvious imperfection I still like the freezer. However, I am now stuck with having to rig an appropriate way of leveling this freezer without voiding the manufacturer's warranty. Well, off the hardware store on my day off from work and roam around for 3-4 hours to find the hard plastic shims.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Roomy

BrassMaster 3/17/2022

The freezer is very roomy and sleek looking. Looking forward to many years of use.
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1 Stars

Arrived with pieces missing

Noooooooooooo 3/16/2022

I took out the baskets to wipe everything down before using the freezer. There are 2 little plastic clips missing from the rail to support the baskets. I registered the freezer, called customer support and they told me they can't send the clips. They don't even come with the rail if you purchase it separately. They did offer to replace my brand new freezer. After the nightmare of trying to get this one delivered I don't want to do that ever again. Tried to add a photo and that doesn't work either.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Features and Size

jcurtis95 3/13/2022

Overall we love the size and all the features of the freezer. The organizer baskets that come with the unit make it so easy to keep food organized. I also love the light feature especially since we keep ours in our garage where it can be dark.
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5 Stars

Just What We Needed!

A Reno 3/13/2022

Great product & perfect size for what our needs are for freezing our foods purchased in bullk.
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4 Stars

Solid feature packed unit

DaCabbage 3/7/2022

Unit is a very nice size without being too big or too small. My only qualm is that you cant tell anything at the warehouse when you pick it up. Its not till you get home and see a small dent that you think what a shame that is. Otherwise it should suit our needs. Wife really wanted one with an audible alarm whish is why we got this unit. I like the 48hour guarantee.
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5 Stars

Great Product. I would recommend it to everyone.

TomDBomb 3/6/2022

The product is great. It works perfectly! It was easily set up.
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5 Stars

Love the size

Lynndy 3/3/2022

Works wonderfully. It's a great size and I love the baskets.
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5 Stars

Great Product

Linda227 2/25/2022

We had this product for about a month and this is a great chest freezer, so far. I love the four sliding baskets and the amount of space inside.
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5 Stars

Great value

Royalaquamaster 2/24/2022

Great value, sleek design, quiet, and reliable. Good economy rating
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5 Stars

Great freezer

Traphouse 2/18/2022

the freezer is excellent so far. the unit was top rated by Consumer Reports. we purchased through Costco and is working very well.
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5 Stars

Can't Go Wrong

thephoenix 2/16/2022

This is my 2nd GE Garage Ready chest freezer....very pleased with product. I use one for frozen foods, bread, ice cream, etc. and the other for meats and vegetables. I am cheap... so I wouldn't have bought the second freezer if I wasn't totally pleased with the product!
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5 Stars

Quality freezer

BJR53 2/8/2022

Very impressed with this freezer. The 4 sliding baskets make organizing your food easy. The freezer is very quiet and the alarm system is very comforting.
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5 Stars

Giant Freezer

Jase757 1/31/2022

Giant freezer with 4 storage baskets. Love it so far and can't wait to see what it holds after hunting season. Only down side is it slams hard if you don't hold the lid all the way down to close.
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5 Stars

Happy purchase!

JC1000 1/15/2022

Just the right size and I love the storage treys. Easy to separate foods into the different treys and move them about.
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5 Stars

Roomy Love IT!!!

Hppy55 1/6/2022

We had been searching for this freezer model, and luckily, we located one at Davis Appliances. We Love it, and I have so much room!!!
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5 Stars

Chest freezer wins over Upright vs Chest Freezer.

Dr All 1/3/2022

I never liked the chest type of freezer because of how hard is to find things especially at the bottom. I did lots of research upright vs chest freezers. I checked CR and found this unit. CR did am excellent job with their reviews. I made the decision to purchase the GE fcm16dlcww chest freezer. Well, with two rows of shelving GE did an excellent job to organize the freezer. You can find things easily without breaking your back. For the technical specs; its a large size freezer. Comes with 2 large and 2 small shelves. I recommend to order 2 more sets. Plenty of room inside to store all your goods. Since it's big, you will need a good space to install this giant. When plugged in first time, alarm goes off, but resetting the button clears it. I read some people had hight temp alarm issues. I'm not sure if it's common or an assembly line issue. It took about 2 hours to cool the whole unit to be ready for goods to be freeze. It's very quite and installed bright light is a great addition to the unit. Has drainage system to clean the unit. Make sure to pay attention to its measurements and measure where you are planning to install. Finally, in the end it's a freezer and it does it's job very well and highly recommended.
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5 Stars

Best freezer

maryeK 1/1/2022

Overall size is just what we needed. Like that it locks and has baskets
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5 Stars

Awesome freezer

Susmath 12/30/2021

I have loved this freezer, we have not had it too long but thus far it has worked awesome! I was able to fit so such much in it and I love the light feature in the freezer. It is perfect for your garage!
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4 Stars

Good Freezer for the Price

EEdd 12/30/2021

Overall the unit is pretty solidly made. If like me, you intend to use this as a keezer, be aware that you can't simply shut the high temp warning alarm off. That means every time the unit kicks on, the alarm will beep incessantly until your temp controller shuts back off. You cn kill the alarm by pressing a button on the controller unit, but you'd have to do that each time the power cycles. It took some time and some tinkering, but I was able to reduce the alarm sound significantly - but not completely. While reasonable for typical use, it seems like the user should have the option to override this feature.
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5 Stars

Love this freezer!

LK13 12/29/2021

This GE freezer is exactly what I have been looking for. It has great space and extra storage baskets that I love. It is slim but deep and fits perfectly in the garage.
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5 Stars

Excellent product with great features

David Lockwood 12/17/2021

Better than I hoped it would be, fits well in the space I made, the power cord is long enough to fit pretty much anywhere you need to put it. Plenty of space and the storage boxes that come with it move seem-less across the ridges.
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5 Stars

Great freezer

Jgilliam1972 12/15/2021

Excellent freezer that got to trump within 8 hours and is super quiet. Highly recommended
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5 Stars

Great bang

Lakewaker1 12/14/2021

So far so good. Had this for 2 weeks now. Great space though I would have liked it had it come with extra storage bins
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5 Stars

Very happy customer!

abeates 12/9/2021

As advertised - plenty of space for additional freezer needs. Love that it's energy star rated. The high temp alarm is handy along with the lock.
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5 Stars

Perfect Feature

AnnNlove 12/9/2021

Happy that baskets are big & great lighting plus the 2 keys come in handy
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5 Stars

Excellent appearance

Bunjy 12/2/2021

This replaces a thirty year old Kenmore model and seems sleeker
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5 Stars

Lovely Freezer

Sooey 11/27/2021

Love All the Baskets for Organizing All the Frozen Foods!
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4 Stars

Great!

JordyCole 11/26/2021

GREAT product! Good size, decently priced. Like the feature, alarms when temperature is out of range.
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5 Stars

Just What I Need

Trumpet 11/19/2021

This freezer has all the features I wanted - high efficiency, wide range of operating temperature, four baskets for handling small items, and large capacity. Who could ask for more?
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Freezer

Debbie1962 11/19/2021

Love this freezer. The baskets are a great feature !!
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5 Stars

Just what we needed

FLborn 11/17/2021

The freezer works great and love the interior light, all freezers should have this feature. With the smaller freezer sections on refrigerators these days, a satnd alone freezer is a must with a large family.
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5 Stars

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Jgill1172 11/3/2021

First day, everything was present and freezer works so far. Waiting for final cool down to verify temperatures.
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5 Stars

Excellent quality built freezer.

Adamfa 11/1/2021

Price and quality of freezer is excellent. The GE brand is legendary.
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