JC Penney Refrigerators

JC Penney refrigerators were manufactured by General Electric (GE) and sold under the "Penncrest" label. As appliance businesses have merged and consolidated over the years, many smaller lines were and continue to be absorbed by larger ones, and often disappear altogether. Such was the case with Penncrest. In 1972 a Penncrest 13.7 cu. ft. refrigerator included a freezer and two porcelain crispers finished in enamel. The units came in white, harvest gold, avocado, and copper tone. They sold for $269.95.

History of JC Penney

James Cash Penney opened a store called the Golden Rule in 1902 in Kemmerer, Wyoming which was the first version of the JC Penney Company. By 1928 there were 1,000 stores. Mr. Penney headed the company until his death in 1971. Over the decades the chain continuously re-vamped its image, acquiring and discontinuing lines and products. They credit their success to keeping up with the times as evidenced in their catalog sales which began in 1963 and their move into the Internet in 1998.

Parts and Repair Information for a JC Penney Refrigerator

JC Penney no longer offers repair service. If you own one of their refrigerators, an independent appliance repair center or GE-made parts is the best bet. For parts replacement, search "JC Penney" or Penncrest refrigerator parts in your favorite search engine.


Since Penncrest refrigerators are no longer produced, an original warranty is no longer valid. However, most repair services guarantee their work, often for 90 days. Always ask about a service warranty when contracting for work.

Contacting JC Penney

JC Penney Corporate Headquarters
6501 Legacy Dr.
Plano, TX 75024-3698

Phone: 972-431-1000
Fax: 972-431-1362