0
Dryer
Contents
Appliance
Registration
2
Problem
Automatic
Drying
5
Safety
Cleaning
13
Sorting
15
Storing
Dryer
Timed
User
Drying
Maintenance
Care
and
Consumer
Services
Controls
Setting
Dryer
Exhaust
End-of-Cycle
Guide
Signal
5
Tips
9
Energy-Saving
Extra
Knits
Care Cycle
Drying
Tips
Light
Bulb
Lint Filter
Loading
Model
and
operating
6,7
13
Replacement
4,9,
Warranty
13
13
4,9
Serial
the
Numbers
Dryer
2
4,5
DDE8200G
DDG8280G
GEAppliances
10-12
3,4
4,8
4
5-7, 11
Perm. Press Drying Tips 5-7, 11, 12
Models
Solver
Instructions
GEAnswer CenteF
808.626.2800
13
Instructions
Back
5
13
Cover
Help us help you...
Before using your dryer,
read this book carefully.
It is intended to help you operate and
maintain your new dryer properly.
Keep it handy for answers to your
questions.
If you don't understand something
or need more help, write (include
your phone number):
Consumer Affairs
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY40225
If you
received
a
damaged
dryer...
Immediately contact the dealer
(or builder) that sold you the
dryer.
Save
time
and
money.
If You Need Service
To obtain a Spanish language
version of this book, call
GE Answer Center"
800.626.2000
consumer information service.
Para obtener la version en
espafiol de este manual,
name
a
GE Answer Center_
servicio de information
para el consumidor,
teldfono 800.626.2000.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don't touch
electrical switches.*
Before you request service...
check the Problem Solver on
pages 10-12. It lists causes of
minor operating problems that
you can correct yourself.
3. Extinguish any
open flame.
4. Immediately call
your gas supplier.
Write down the model
and serial numbers.
*Don't turn electric switches
on or off because sparks may
ignite the gas.
You'll find them on a label on the
front of the dryer behind the door.
These numbers are also on the
Consumer Product Ownership
Registration Card that came with
your dryer. Before sending in this
card, please write these numbers
here:
Model Number
Serial Number
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use
gasoline or other
flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other
appliance.
Use these numbers in any
correspondence
or service calls
concerning your dryer.
All drying instruction terms in this book conform to the Care Labeling
Rule established by the Federal Trade Commission, January 1984.
To obtain service, see the
Consumer Services page in the
back of this book.
We're proud of our service and
want you to be pleased. If for some
reason you are not happy with the
service you receive, here are three
steps to follow for further help.
FIRST, contact the people who
serviced your appliance. Explain
why you are not pleased. In most
cases, this will solve the problem.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased,
write all the details-including
your phone number--to:
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, Kentucky 40225
FINALLY, if your problem is still
not resolved, write:
Maior Appliance
Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions
before using this appliance.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY NOTICE
The California Safe Drinking
Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
requires the Governor of California
to publish a list of substances
known to the state to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive
harm and requires businesses to
warn customers of potential
exposure to such substances.
Gas appliances can cause minor
exposure to four of these substances,
namely benzene, carbon monoxide,
formaldehyde and soot, caused
primarily by the incomplete
combustion of natural gas or LP
fuels. Properly adjusted dryers will
minimize incomplete combustion.
Exposure to these substances can
be minimized further by properly
venting the dryers to the outdoors.
WARNING--To
reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using your
appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Use this appliance only for its
intended purpose as described in
this Use and Care Book.
• This dryer must be properly
instilled and located in
accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used. If
you did not receive an Installation
Instructions sheet with your dryer,
you can obtain one by contacting
the service location nearest you.
--Properly
ground to conform
with all governing codes and
ordinances. Follow details in
Installation
Instructions.
--Locate
where the temperature
is above 50°E (10°C.) for
satisfactory operation of the
dryer control system. Do not
install or store the dryer where it
will be exposed to the weather.
-Connect to a properly rated,
protected and sized power-supply
circuit to avoid electrical overload.
--Exhausting to the outside is
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
to prevent large amounts of
moisture and lint from being blown
into the room. Carefully follow the
Exhausting Details in the Installation
Instructions.
e When disconnecting this
appliance pull by the plug rather
than the cord to avoid damage to
the cord or junction of cord and
plug. Make sure that the cord is
located so that it will not be stepped
on, tripped over or otherwise
subjected to damage or stress.
• Do not repair or replace any
part of the appliance or attempt
any servicing unless specifically
recommended
in this Use and
Care Book or in published userrepair instructions that you
understand and have the skills to
(such as cleaning cloths, mops,
towels used in beauty salons,
restaurants or barber shops, etc.)
must not be placed in or near the
dryer until all traces of these
flammable liquids or solids and
their fumes have been removed.
There are many highly flammable
items used in homes such as:
acetone, denatured alcohol,
gasoline, kerosene, some
household cleaners, some spot
removers, turpentines, waxes, wax
removers and products containing
petroleum distillates.
• Clean the lint filter before each
load to prevent lint accumulation
inside the dryer or in the room.
DO NOr OPERATE THE
DRYER WITHOUT THE LINT
FILTER IN PLACE.
carry out.
To minimize the possibility
of a fire hazard.
• Do not use heat to dry articles
containing rubber, plastic, or
similar materials (such as padded
bras, tennis shoes, galoshes, bath
mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants, plastic
bags, etc.) as these materials may
melt or burn. Also, some rubber
materials, when heated, can under
certain circumstances
produce
fire by spontaneous combustion.
• Garments labeled "Dry Away
From Heat" (such as life jackets
containing Kapok) must not be put
in your dryer.
• Do not wash or dry articles
that have been cleaned in, washed
in, soaked in, or spotted with
combustible or explosive substance
(such as wax, paint, gasoline,
degreasers, dry-cleaning
solvents, kerosene, etc.) which
may ignite or explode. Do not use
or store such substances on/or
around your washer and/or dryer
during operation.
• Any article on which you have
used a cleaning solvent, or which
contains flammable materials
• Keep area around and
underneath your appliance free
from the accumulation
of
combustible materials, such as
lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
• Do not store items that may burn
or melt (such as clothing, paper
material, plastics or plastic
containers, etc. ) on top of the dryer
during operation.
• The interior of the machine
and the exhaust duct connection
inside the dryer should be
cleaned periodically by a
qualified individual.
• Exhaust duct (see installation
instructions). Use only metal
duct inside dryer or for
exhausting dryer to the outside.
To minimize the possibility
of injury.
• Never reach into the dryer while
the drum is moving. Before loading,
unloading or adding clothes, wait
until the drum has completely
stopped.
• Close supervision is necessary
if this appliance is used by or near
children. Do not allow children to
(contmuednextpag%
Important Safety Instructions (continued)
play inside, on or with this
appliance or any discarded
appliance. Dispose of discarded
appliances and shipping or packing
materials properly. Before
discarding a dryer, or removing
from service, remove the door
of the drying compartment.
• Keep all laundry aids (such
as detergents, bleaches, fabric
softeners, etc.) out of the reach of
children, preferably in a locked
cabinet. Observe all warnings on
container labels to avoid personal
injury.
• Keep the floor around your
appliances clean and dry to reduce
the possibility of slipping.
• Do not dry fiberglass articles in
your dryer. Skin irritation could
result from the remaining glass
particles that may be picked up
by clothing during subsequent
dryer uses.
• The laundry process can reduce
the flame retardancy of fabrics. To
avoid such a result, the garment
manufacturer's care instructions
should be followed very carefully.
• Never climb on or stand on the
dryer top or door.
• Do not tamper with controls.
.To minimize the possibility
of electric shock, unplug this
appliance from the power supply
before attempting any maintenance
or cleaning (except the removal and
cleaning of the lint filter). NOTE:
Turning the Cycle Selector knob
to an OFF position does NOT
disconnect the appliance from
the power supply.
• Do not operate this appliance
if it is damaged, malfunctioning,
partially disassembled,
or has
missing or broken parts, including
a damaged cord or plug.
• If yours is a gas dryer, it is
equipped with an automatic electric
ignition and does not have a pilot
light. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
LIGHT WITH A MATCH. Burns
Dryer-applied
fabric
softeners or anti-static
conditioners
You may wish to soften your
laundered
fabrics or reduce the
static electricity in them. We
recommend you use either a
fabric softener in the wash cycle,
according to the manufacturer's
instructions
for those products, or
try a dryer-added
product for
which the manufacturer
gives
written assurance on the package
that their product can be safely
used in your dryer.
Service or performance problems
caused by the use of these products
are the responsibility of the
manufacturers of those products
and are not covered under the
warranty of this appliance.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
may result from having your hand
in the vicinity of the burner when
the automatic ignition may turn on.
How to operate your dryer
WARNING--To
reduce the risk of fire. electric shock, or injury to Persons,
read the IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
before operating this appliance.
Six
O
Fabric
Gate
Select, or,
Cycle
Dryer"
OPT
Extra
s
[]
Care
with
Dry
Automotio
Contr'£11
Au_lct;fl:,atic
IONAL <X T.. CABLA_DSpGNAL
Cycle
VaNaDle
i'_
pAUr,tn°peatits
_J (1111;
!' '
Signab
&%T,%_;
_/_.Io
__
TirT1ed
O
÷_ _,_jO
_':"'Jf ..kk. "_.... c....
OFFO.
DF WRINKL_
\
./
I
_OFF
_0
0
Load Your Dryer Properly
• Clean the lint filter each time the
dryer is used. Always be sure the
lint filter is in place. Don't use the
dryer without it.
• Good sorting for the dryer begins
at the washer. Generally, if clothes
are sorted right for washing, they're
sorted right for drying. See page 8
for sorting help. (If you do mix
various types of fabrics in your
load, set the controls for the
lighter-weight fabrics and remove
when dry. Reset controls for the
remaining heavier fabrics. )
Set the Controls
See the Controls Setting Guide
on pages 6 and 7.
N
O
What
Fabric Care Selections
Push a button to select the proper heat for your load.
Should
Automatic
Fabric Care
Selections
Regular
Cycle
be used with cycles indicated •
Automatic,
Perm Press and
Knits Cycles
Timed
Cycles
Cottons
High Heat
Perm Press
Medium Heat
Knits/Delicates
Low Heat
Fluff
No Heat
I_ Extra Care Cycle
(Operates only with Automatic,
Perm Press& Knits Cycles.)
Turn to ON if desired. To minimize
wrinkles set in the clothes, the Extra
Care cycle provides approximately
15 minutes of no-heat tumbling
after the clothes are dry.
Use End-of-Cycle Signal. Signal
will sound at five-minute intervals
to remind you to remove the clothes.
O Select End of Cycle Signal, if
desired. (See below.)
@Turn Cycle Selector to desired
cycle setting. The selector may be
turned in either direction.
Press PUSH TO START button
to start dryer. (Opening the door
during operation stops the dryer. To
re-start, close the door and press
the START button.)
is the
difference
between
Timed &
Automatic
drying?
Timed Drying
When using the TIMED CYCLES,
you select the number of minutes
you wish the dryer to run and it
turns off at the end of this time
period.
Automatic
Drying
When using the Automatic Cycles,
the Electronic Sensor Control
system continually senses the
moisture in the tumbling clothes,
determines when they are dried to
your pre-selected setting, and
terminates the cycle automatically.
Refer to the CONTROLS SETTING
GUIDE for recommended
settings.
The Cycle Selector will not advance
until clothes have reached a certain
degree of dryness.
Dryness selections
guide
the automatic
cycles
for
Set to Middle Position
Lk_$
Automatic
End-of-Cycle
(Operates
Signal
with any cycle.)
Variable
Polyester Knits &
Permanent
Press
drying tips
_mv
Regular
Cycle
Signal
• DO NOT OVERLOAD--
• For most normal
Garments being dried or
dewrinkled should tumble freely.
The Signal control can be set
anywhere between OFF and
LOUD, depending on desired
sound level. The signal will sound
just before the end of the cycle to
remind you to remove the clothes.
To stop signal while sounding, turn
Signal control to OFF or advance
Cycle Selector to OFF.
• REMOVE CLOTHES
PROMPTLY--To help prevent
wrinkling, remove from the dryer
promptly at the end of the drying
cycles.
• PLACE ON HANGERS-Permanent Press and Polyester
Knit garments look best if placed
on hangers after drying.
loads.
Set toward MORE DRY
Automatic
_r_
Fl_gulsr
Cycle
• For loads that include heavyweight fabrics.
• If you desire to remove more
moisture.
Set toward LESS DRY
Automatic
?,2¢
Regular
Cycle
The Signal should always be used
when drying Polyester Knits or
Permanent Press items which
should be removed as soon as the
dryer stops to help prevent setting
of wrinkles.
The signal should also be used with
the Extra Care Cycle.
• For lightweight fabric loads•
• If you desire to remove less
moisture.
• For very small loads.
TURN
for Controls
THE
PAGE
Setting
GuU
Controls Setting Guide for different fabrics and loads
Fabric
Care/
Load
Drying
Selection*
Cottons & Linens
Cottons
High Heat
Permanent Press, Treated Cottons,
Blends with Cotton
Cycle
Cycle
Setting
Automatic Regular Cycle
See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.
or
Perm Press
Medium Heat
Synthetics
Polyester, Nylon,
Acrylic Knits and Woven Fabrics
Timed Cycle
Set at REGULAR tor dry; at DAMPDRY for ironing.
Automatic Perm Press
and Knits Cycle
Timed Cycle
See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.
Use Extra Care Cycle if desired.
DE-WRINKLE setting to de-wrinkle
garments that have not been washed.
Automatic Perm Press
and Knits Cycle
See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.
Use Extra Care Cycle if desired.
Automatic
Set toward LESS DRY. See Dryness
Selection Guide on page 5,
Perm Press
Medium Heat
Knits/Delicates
Low Heat
Sturdy
Delicate
Silks and Wools,
Silks and Wools
Blends including
Knits/Delicates
Low Heat
Perm Press
and Knits Cycle
Knits/Delicates
Low Heat
Automatic
Down-filled garments, if machine
washing and drying are
recommended.
Cottons
High Heat
Automatic
Regular
Cycle
See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5,
Baby Clothes
Sturdy: Diapers,
Nightgowns,
Shirts, Pads, Sheets,
Cottons
High Heat
Automatic
Regular
Cycle
See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.
Knits/Delicates
Low Heat
Automatic Perm Press
and Knits Cycle
See Dryuess Selection Guide on page 5
Blankets Wool, Part Wool,
Cotton, Electric, Synthetic. See
below under "Extra-large Items:'
Cottons
High Heat
Timed Cycle
Set at 20 to 25 minutes
Curtains, Slipcovers, Draperies.
DO NOT MACHINE DRY
FIBERGLASS.
Cottons
High Heat
Timed Cycle
For first setting, set at 20 minutes;
for second setting, set at 15 minutes.
Chenille Bedspreads, Robes. See
below under "Extra-large Items?'
Cottons
High Heat
Timed Cycle
First setting
20 minutes;
additional settings
5 minutes.
Rubber-coated
Items, Laminated
Fabrics, Vinyl, Plastics and
Articles with Plastic Trim.
Fluff
No Heat
Timed Cycle
Set for time desired.
Bathmats and Rugs
Cottons
Timed Cycle
First setting
20 minutes;
additional settings
5 minutes.
Rayon aud Acetate
Receiving Blankets,
Special Instructions.
Baby Clothes
Coveralls.
Perm Press
Set toward LESS DRY. See Dryness
Selection Guide on page 5.
and Knits Cycle
See
Delicate
High Heat
Extra-large
Items
Queen or King
Size Sheets, Blankets or Spreads,
Sleeping Bags, Insulated Jackets or
Suits, Mattress Covers (Pads),
Quilted Bedspreads.
Permanent Press
Medium Heat
Timed Cycle
First setting20
minutes;
second setting
15 minutes;
additional settings
5 minutes
Pillows Feather and Polyesterfilled (if manufacturer recommends
they be dried in a dryer). See
Special Instructions.
Cottons
High Heat
Timed Cycle
Set at 70 minutes.
*The terms High, Medium
and Low Heat are those usually
found on fabric care labels. For best results,
follow your fabric care labels.
NOTE: The Cycle Selector settings indicated above are to be used as a guide. You may find that best results
by setting the Cycle Selector to either side of the recommended
settings.
are obtained
for certain of your t'abrics
Special
Instructions
Do not dry non-colorfast
items with whites
or light-colored
items.
Do not overload dryer; clothes should tumble freely. Remove promptly as soon as dwer stops; place clothes on hangers to
minimize wrinkling.
Do not overload dryer; clothes should tumble freely. Removc promptly as soon as dwer stops, place clothes on hangers to
minimize wrinkling.
DIN silks and wools
Tumble
in your diner only if recommended
drying is maudatory.
diner to improve
tumbling
Down must be thoroughly
and shorten
dining
by the garment
manufacturer.
dried to remove
odorand
Follow
prevent
instructions
mildewing.
carefully.
Place two large, dry towels in the
time. Be sure to dlN thoroughly.
IMPORTANT.
If children's
sleepwear is made of Modacrylic,
Check manufacturer's
drying instructions.
tumble dlN only on Low Heat. High Heat can damage
these fabrics.
See above instructions.
Place in diner with 3 or 4 dlN rowels which have been heated lbr 5 minutes. Set timer tbr 20 to 25 minutes. Do not set control for more than
25 minutes. Do only one blanket at a time. Remove blanket at end ol'cycle and block blanket back to original shape. Press binding with warm
iron. Allow to dry before storing.
Use dry towels as buffers. Set timer lbr 20 minutes. If itcms are still wet. reset lor 15 minutes and check again. Items should be removed while
still damp, Place slipcovers on furniture immediately. Hang draperies and curtains so that creases will fall out. Stop diner periodically
and check
filter for excess lint. Remove and restart dryer.
Tumble
on FLUFF
(No Heat) setting
Stop diner periodically
as heat may cause alteration
and check filter lor excess lint. Remove
in shape, color and appearance
of such articles
and restart dryer.
Special preeautions
must be taken lbr extra-large items. Set d ryer lbr 20 minutes then check carefully. Set 15 minutes for second setting, check
again; and 5 minutes for each additional setting. Make sure that article does not fill drum. Many large articles, when wet, have ample room in
diner, but as they dlN and fluff up may not have room to tumble. Check carefully every li_w minutes and if article is still wet or damp and fills
diner, finish dining on line. Do not, under any circumstances
operate dryer for longer times without checking. CAUTION:
If large items do not
have room to tumble, the air flow may be blocked which could result in scorching your valuable items. Many large items, like shag rugs, cannot
be dried in home size diners. DO NOT tumble dry jackets containing Kapok. fSee filter cleaning instructions
above, )
Check ticking for holes or weak scams where feathers or filling could escape. DIN no more than one pillow at a time and set diner for maximum
time. Stop diner occasionally and shake pillows to redistribute filling for more even dining. Check pillows at end of dining time. If they are not
completely dlN. return them to diner and reset lor more dining time. Feather pillows dry very slowly and must be dried completely to prevent
mildewing. DO NOT tumble dt3, pillom_"containinj4 Kapok.
Refer
to Garment
Manufacturers'
Care
Labels
For more information on care labeling, send for "What's Ncw About CARE LABELS?'
For sale by the Superintendent
of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402.
How to sort the clothes
Normally, if you have sorted clothes correctly for washing,
you will also have properly sorted drying loads.
Sort by surface texture
Sort by fabric
Sort by color
Separate
Separate
"I_
Lint
_/
Separate_
'_\_
Cottons&
/j']
\,
\\_ Linens_/
\_; Producers_
from
from
Whites
from
Lights
_\C°"ect°rs
,i
LINT PRODUCERS--such
as
terry toweling and chenille--give
up lint. LINT COLLECTORS-such as man-made fibers and
napped fabrics like velveteen and
corduroy--attract
lint, and must be
dried separately.
from
from
Darks
from
from
_\
In addition to sorting to reduce lint
collection, it is recommended that
fabrics of similar construction be
dried together whenever possible.
Co,orfastq_
Sort by weight
Separate
_
Heaw.'lttems S
\\\ (_h.as _/
from
For information on tumble drying
extra-large items and different
fabrics and loads, see pages 6 and 7.
How to load the
clothes
Clean the lint filter before
drying every load.
Don't overload your dryer•
Crowded loads don't dry efficiently
and clothes may be unnecessarily
wrinkled•
Clean lint filter (see shaded area)
by putting your moistened fingers
at the corner of filter and wiping in
a downward motion all the way
across to the other corner.
Loads should look like this:
Drum with
Permanent Press Load
Drum with
Cottons & Linens
Lint Filter
For additional information
filter, see page 13.
on lint
Energy-Saving Tips
• Sort clothes by weight so you won't
have to run an extra cycle for one or
two heavier, slower-drying items•
See page 8.
• Do not overload dryer• For
efficient drying, clothes need to
tumble freely.
• Use Automatic Drying Cycles
whenever possible to help prevent
overdying and to save energy.
• To help prevent ironing, use
Perm Press Medium Heat or
Knits/Delicates
Low Heat. Remove
garments promptly at end of drying
cycle and place on hangers.
• Dry your clothes in consecutive
loads• Using a "warm" dryer will
save energy.
• Clean dryer lint filter each time
you dry.
• Clean dryer exhaust ducting at least
once a year. A partially clogged
exhaust can lengthen drying time•
Questions?
-°
UseThis Problem Solver
POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY
PROBLEM
m
DRYER WON'T
START
• Dryer unplugged• Make sure power cord is plugged in•
• No power to dryer. Check fuses and circuit breakers to make sure dryer is getting
current. Most electric dryers use two.
• Controls improperly set• Make sure controls are set and START switch is pushed.
Opening the door during operation stops the dryer. Tore-start, close the door and push
the START switch.
• Dryer door is open. Close door securely--dryer
will not run with door open.
• Circuit is overloaded. Do not operate other appliances on the same electrical outlet
or circuit while the dryer is operating.
CLOTHES TAKE
TOO LONG TO DRY
• Controls improperly set. Check all controls
the load you want to dry. See pages 4-7•
to make sure they are correctly
• Clogged lint filter• Remove and clean filter before every load• Periodically
under lint filter with vacuum cleaner• See page 13•
• hnproper ducting. Make sure dryer is ducted in accordance
Instructions•
set for
clean area
with Installation
• Obstruction in exhaust ducting. Make sure ducting is clean and free of obstruction;
make sure damper in outside wall cap operates easily. If flexible ducting is used, be
sure it is not kinked and is properly installed according to Installation Instructions.
• Blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. Check household fuses or circuit breakers.
Most electric dryers use two• It is possible for one to be blown or tripped and the dryer
still tumble without heat.
• Improper
sorting• Do not mix heavy, hard-to-dry
• Large loads of moisture-holding
remove moisture.
items with lightweight
articles•
fabrics, such as beach towels, take a long time to
• Too many items in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads.
• Too few items in dryer. If drying only one article, add two more similar articles, even
if dry, to insure proper tumbling.
SHRINKAGE,
GENERAL
• Some fabrics will shrink whether machine washed and tumble dried or washed by hand
and drip dried; others may be safely washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow Garment
Manufacturers' Care Labels exactly. If in doubt, do not machine wash or tumble dry.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE AND REMEDY
SHRINKAGE,
KNITS
oRelaxation
shrinkage
can occur in knit fabrics that have been improperly stretched
and elongated by the manufacturer. When this occurs, garment maybe pressed back into
shape after each wash and dry cycle.
•Progressive
or delayed shrinkage
is caused when starch or sizing (in some fabrics) is
gradually removed by laundering. Maybe noticed in older garments that have been
laundered many times without previous shrinkage. Treat as for Relaxation Shrinkage above.
• Shrinkage
caused by overheating
occurs in certain knit fabrics that have been heatshaped. When washing, drying or ironing temperatures exceed the temperatures used to
shape set, shrinkage may occur. This cannot be corrected, but it can be prevented by
washing in cold or warm water; drying on low heat.
WRINKLING IN
PERMANENT
PRESS
AND "NO-IRON"
ITEMS
• Leaving clothes in dryer after tumbling stops• Remove clothes promptly and hang
them immediately•
• Too many items in dryer• Dry only one washer load at a time• Do not combine loads•
• Too fewitems in dryer.Ifdryingonlyonearticle,addtwo
if dry, to insure proper tumbling.
or more similar articles, even
• Improper loads. Avoidlaundering heavy Permanent Press items, such as work clothes,
with lighter Permanent Press items, such as shirts or blouses. Do not wash or dry
Permanent Press with regular laundry•
• Too many clothes in washer• Items must have room to move freely• Permanent Press
loads should always be smaller than regular loads•• .no more than medium loads•
• Use of incorrect wash and dry cycles• Use Permanent Press Wash Cycle which provides
a cool-down rinse to minimize wrinkling. Also, use Permanent Press Dry Cycle•
• Incorrect water level. Uselargewaterlevelformediumload;
for small load.
medium level or half full
• Washing repeatedly in too hot water• Wash in cool or warm water with plenty of detergent•
I (continued
nextpage)
The Problem
Solver (continued)
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
AND REMEDY
WRINKLING
IN
PERMANENT
PRESS
AND "NO-IRON"
ITEMS (continued)
• Accumulation of lime scale due to use of carbonate detergents• If you must use a
non-phosphate detergent, avoid the use of a high-carbonate detergent•
• Failure to use fabric softener• Proper use of fabric softener will minimize wrinkling.
To remove
wrinkles:
• Rctumble on "Permanent Press" setting•
• Rerinse and dry on "Permanent Press" setting•
• If unsuccessful, retumble on high heat for 10-12 minutes and hang immediately•
• Iron carefully•
• Send to dry cleaners for pressing•
• Some wrinkles may remain which cannot be removed'?
*NOTE: If you follow good laundry procedures and Permanent press clothes stillcome
out wrinkled, the finish may not be good quality• Also, in permanent press synthetic/
cotton blends, the cotton portion of the fabric can eventually wear away leaving only the
synthetic• Since it's the cotton portion which is treated for Permanent Press, a loss or
decrease of Permanent Press performance will result•
If VOUneed more helo., call. toll free:
GE
Answer
Center""
'
800.626.2000
consumer
information
service
12
Care and Cleaning
USER MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
Good dryer care
The Drum. Porcelain enamel
drum is rust-resistant and requires
no special care.
The Exterior. Wipe off any spills or
washing compounds. Wipe or dust
with damp cloth. Try not to strike
the surface with sharp objects.
The Lint Filter. Wipe lint filter
before every use as described on
page 9. Periodically lint filter
should be removed and suction
hose from vacuum cleaner should
be inserted into the opening.
See below.
To store dryer for a short period of
time, disconnect power supply and
clean lint filter.
Do not store dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
CAUTIONS:
o Before having your electric dryer
connected in your new residence,
be sure your licensed electrician
confirms that the supply voltage
matches the voltage specified on
the rating plate.
• Dryer control panel and finishes
may be damaged by some laundry
pre-treatment soil and stain remover
products if such products are
sprayed on or have direct contact
with the dryer.
Apply these pre-treatment products
away from the dryer. The fabric
may then be washed and dried
normally. Damage to your dryer
caused by pre-treatment products
is not covered by your warranty.
Do not obstruct the flow of
combustion and ventilating air. The
air intake is located on rear of dryer.
Dryer Exhaust:
Inspect and clean
the dryer exhaust ducting at least
once a year.
Wall
3" minimum
Make sure there is at least 3"
clearance from rear dryer louvers
to the wall.
How to replace Drum Lamp
BEFORE REPLACING
LIGHT
BULB, BE SURE TO UNPLUG
THE DRYER POWER CORD.
Unscrew the bulb and replace it
with the same type 10 watt bulb.
Notes
14
Wdll Be There
With 'the purchase
of your new GE appliance,
receive
the
assurance
that if you ever need information
or assistance
from GE, we'll be there.
All you have to do is cdl--toll-free!
GEAnswerCenter"
80&626.2000
Whatever
your
question
about
any
major appliance,
GE Answer
Center
information
service
is available
to
help.
will
Your
call--and
be answered
courteously
And
time. GE Answer
ServiceContracts
In-HomeRepair
Service
You can have
GE Consumer
(800-432-2737J
Consumer
Service
professional
will provide
expert
repair
scheduled
at a time that's
for you.
Many
today
weekdays,
days).
Our
know
your
(7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
appliance
can
question-and
you can call any
Center _ service is
a day, 7 days
a week.
after
chase
a GE contract
ranty
is still
you
year
service
contract,
your
warranty
in effect
you're
Pur-
while
your
war-
and
you'll
receive
discount.
at today's
expires.
that
be
With
a multiple-
assured
of fllture
prices.
or at your
Telecommunication
to 7:00 p.m.
to 2:00 p.m.
factory-trained
so most repairs
one visit.
offer
the secure
feeling
Service
will still
there
a substantial
Service
locations
or tomorrow,
convenience
service,
convenient
GE Consumer
company-operated
service
24 hours
_
800-626-2224
800-GE-CARE$
AGE
open
your
prompdy
GE
Device for the Deaf
Satur-
technicians
inside
be handled
and
out-injust
PartsandAccessories
800-626-2002
Individuals qualified to service their
own appliances
can have needed
parts or accessories sent directly to
their home, free of shipping charge!
The GE parts system provides access
to over 47,000 parts., and all GE
Genuine Renewal Parts are fully
warranted.
VISA, MasterCard
and
Discover cards are accepted.
User maintenance
instructions
contained in this booklet cover procedures intended
to be performed
by
any user. Other servicing
generally
should be referred
to qualified service personnel.
Caution must be
exercised,
since improper
servicing
may cause unsafe operation.
For CustomersWith
SpecialNeeds...
800.626.2000
Upon request, GE will provide Braille
controls for a variety of GE appliances,
and a brochure to assist in planning a
barrier-free
kitchen for persons with
limited mobility To obtain these items,
free of charge, call 800.626.2000.
Consumers
with impaired hearing
or speech who have access to a TDD
or a conventional
teletypewriter
may
call 800-TDD-GEAG
(800-833-4322)
to request information
or service.
YOUR GE AUTOMATIC CLOTHES DRYER
WARRANTY
Save proof of original purchase date such as your sales slip or cancelled
WHAT IS COVERED
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one
year
from
date
of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor
in your home to repair or replace
any part of the dryer that fails
because of a manufacturing
defect.
check to establish warranty period.
This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinary home use
in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii
and Washington, D.C. in Alaska the
warranty is the same except that it
is LIMITED because you must pay to
ship the product to the service shop
or for the service technician's travel
costs to your home.
All warranty service will be provided
by our Factory Service Centers or
by our authorized Customer Care ®
servicers during normal working
hours.
Look in the White or Yellow Pages
of your telephone directory for
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,
GENERAL ELECTRIC FACTORY
SERVICE, GENERAL ELECTRICHOTPOINT FACTORY SERVICE or
GENERAL ELECTRIC CUSTOMER
CARE _SERVICE•
WHAT I$ NOT COVERED
• Service trips to your home to
teach you how to use the product.
• Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
Read your Use and Care material.
If you then have any questions
about operating the product,
please contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
• Failure of the product if it is used
for other than its intended purpose
or used commercially.
GE Answer Center"
800.626.2000
consumer information service
• Damage to product caused
by accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
• Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer.
You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, exhausting
and other connecting facilities.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state,
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state's Attorney General,
Warrantor:
General Electric Company
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager--Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
I Pub.
art No.
D5497P155
No. 113
49-9655
s-9o
CG
DDE8200G
DDG8280G
Download PDF
Similar pages