GE 500A436P006 Clothes Dryer User Manual

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GE 500A436P006 Clothes Dryer User Manual | Manualzz

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BEFOREYOU BEGIN

WARN NG RIsK

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

* To reduce the risk of severe i_j ury or death, follow all installation instructions.

* Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer.

"IMPORT. NT-Save hese

instructions for local inspector's use.

"IMPORTANT-obse,,,e

* Install the clothes dwer according to these instructions and in accordance with

local codes. In the absence of local codes, installation Illust comply with National

Fuel (;as Code, ANSIZ223.1/NFPA 54 or the Canadian Natural (;as and Propane

Installation Code, CSA B 149.1.

all governingcodes and ordinances.

* Note to Installer- Be sure to leave these instructions with the customer.

* Note to Customer - Keep these instrucOons with your Use and Care

Book for fhture reference.

* (,Mifornia Sidle DiJnking 14.'_ter and Toxic En_)±wementAct

This act requires the go, ernor of CaliR)rnia to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth def>cts or other reproductixe harm and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances. Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to four of these substances, namel)benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot, caused primaril) b) the incomplete combustion of natural gas or [,P fi_els.

Properl) adjusted dQers will minimize incomplete combustion. Exposure to these substances can be minimized fllrther b) properly xenting the dQ'er to the outdoors.

* Before the old dwer is removed f_om smwice or discarded, remove the dwer door.

* Inspect the dwer exhaust outlet and straighten the outlet walls if they are bent.

* Seiwice information and the wiring diagram are located in the control console.

* Do not allow children on or in the

* This (hTer must be exhausted to the outdoors.

* Use only 4" rigid metal ducting fbr exhausting the clothes (hTer to the outdoors.

* DO NOT install a clothes (hTer with flexible plastic ducting materials.

If flexible metal (semi-rigid or foil-D,pe ) duct is installed, it must be UL-listed and installed in accordance with the instructions fbt]nd in "Connecting Tile Dryer To House

Vent" on page 6 of this manual.

Flexible ducting materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed, and trap lint. These conditions will obstruct dwer airflow and increase the risk of fire.

* Do not install or store this appliance in any location where it could be exposed to water and or weather.

appliance.

Close supexMsion of childten is necessa W when the appliance is used near children.

* Save these instructions.

(Installers: Be sure to leave these instructions with the customer).

* Install the dwer where the temperature is above 50°F for satisf_mtory operation of the dwer control system.

in the state of Massachusetts, installation must be performed by a qualified

or licensed contractor, plumber, or gasfitter qualified or licensed by the state.

TOOLS YOU

WiLL NEED

(RECOMMENDED)

MATERIALS YOU WiLL NEED e===_

PIPE 0

(x2)

FORLEAKDETECTION

METALSEMI-RIGID)

T ONDUCT

(IFNEEDED)

(x2)

2 ELBOWS)

4"DUCTCLAMPS

OR

LEVEL

4"SPRING _

Q_(x2)

_

SLIPJOINTPLIERS

(IFNEEDED.)

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Verify, Your Gas Installation (see section 2).

Prepare the Area and Exhaust for Installation of

New Dwer (see secdon 1).

Check and Insure the Existing External Exhaust is

Clean (see secdon 1) and Meets Attached Installation

Specifications (see secdon 6).

Remove the Foam Shipping Pads (see section 1).

Move the D_Ter to the Desired Location.

Level Your Dryer (see section 8).

Connect the (;as Supply (see section 3) and check for leaks (see section 4).

Step 8

Step 9

Step 10

Step 11

Connect the External Exhaust (see secdon 7).

Connect the Power Supply (see section 5).

Check the Operation of the Power Supply, Gas

Connections, and Venting.

Place the Owners Manual and the Installation

Instructions in a Location Where They Will Be

Noticed By the Owner.

For Alcove or Closet Installation see section 9.

For Bathroom or Bedroom Installation

For Mobile or Manufhctured Home see section see section 11.

10.

Installation instructions

Minimum Clearance Other Than Alcove or Closet Installation

Minimum clearance m combustible surfhces and for air opening are: 0 in. clearance bofl_ sides and 1 in. rear.

Consideration must be given m provide adequate clearance for proper operation and service.

FT]PREPARING FOR iNSTALLATiON

OF NEW DRYER

TIP: Install your dryer before installing your washer,

This will allow better access when installing dryer exhaust,

DiSCONNECTiNG GAS

TURNGAS

TOTHEOFF

Id_

a'k

_WARNING - NEVER REUSE OLD

FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS.

The use of okt flexible personal connectors can cause leaks and ii_i ury. Always use new flexible installing gas appliances.

connectors when

_q GAS REQUIREMENTS

WARNING

* Installation

IIIUSE conf()l'IIl tO

local codes and ordinances, or in their absence, the NATIONAL FUEL (;AS CODE,

ANSI Z223.

* This gas dryer is equipped with a Valve & Burner Assembly for use only with natural gas. Using conversion kit

WE2 5X0217, your local smwice organization can convert this dwer for use with propane (LP) gas. ALL CONWER-

SIONS MUST BE MADE BY PROPERLY TRAINED

AND QUALIFIED PERSONNEL AND IN ACCOR-

DANCE WITH LOCAL CODES AND ORDINANCE

REQUIREMENTS.

* The dxyer must be disconnected flom the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system at a test pressure in excess of 0.5 PSI (3.4 KPa).

* The dryer must be isolated flom the gas supply piping system by closing the equipment shut-offvalve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping of test pressme equal to or less than 0.5 PSI (3.4 KPa).

DRYER GAS SUPPLY CONNECTION

REMOVING LiNT FROM WALL

EXHAUST OPENING

* Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil transition duct and replace with UL listed transition duct.

WALL

/

OPENING

AWAYFROMTHEDRYER

THELEGS.

l 2-5/8"

" 3/8"NPTMALETHREAD

NOTE:Addto verticaldimension thedistancebetweencabinet bottomto floor.

GAS SUPPLY

* A 1/8-in.

National Pipe Taper thread plugged rapping, accessible for test gauge connection, must be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the dryer.

Contact your local gas utility should you have questions on the installation of the plugged tapping.

* Supply line is to be 1/2-in.

rigid pipe and equipped with an accessible shut-off within 6 fL oL and in the same room with the dwer.

* Use pipe appropriate thread sealer for naturabr compoundor

LP gas.

Teflon rope

* You must use with this dryer a flexible metal connector listed connector ANSI Z21.24

/ CSA 6.10. The length of the connect shall not exceed 3 fL

* Connect flexible metal

* Open shut-off valve.

connector to dryer and gas supply.

2

Installation

[] RECONNECTING GAS

Listed connector ANSI Z21.24 / CSA 6.10

Instructions

APPLYPiPECOMPOUND

TOALL MALETHREADS.

NEW METAL

FLEXIBLEGAS

LINECONNECTOR

ADAPTER

ELBOW

3/8" NPT

ITEMSNOT SUPPLIED

118" NPT PIPE

PLUG FOR

GAS

INLET PRESSURE

SHUT-OFF

PIPE SIZE

AT LEAST 1/2"

Note: The connector and fittings are designed for use onty on the original insta[tation and are not to be reused for another appliance or at another location.

Keep flare end of adaptor free of ]rease, oi[ and thread sealant.

Caution: Use adapters as shown. Connector nuts must not be connected directly to pipe threads.

TIGHTEN ALL CONNECTIONS

USING TWO ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES.

DO NOT OVERTORQUE GAS CONNECTIONS!

LEAK TEST

[,_ WARNING - NEVER USE AN OPEN

APPLYPIPECOMPOUND

TO THEADAPTERAND

DRYERGAS INLET.

TIGHTEN THE FLEXIBLE

GAS LINE USING TWO

ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES.

OPEN

GASVALVE.

3

Check alt connections for leaks with soapg solution or equivalent.

Apply soap solution.

Leak test solution must not contain ammonia which could cause damage to the brass fittings.

If leaks are found, close valve, retighten the joint, and repeat the soap test.

Installation

[] ELECTRICAL CONNECTION iNFORMATiON

WARNINGTO REDUCE THE RISK OF

FIRE, ELECTRICAL S HOCK, AND PERSONAL

INJURY:

* DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION

ADAPTER PLUG WITH THIS

CORD

APPLIANCE.

CRAM

D1yer must be electrically local codes and ordinances, codes,

CAL in accordance with grounded in accordance or in tile absence with of local tile NATIONAL

CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70.

ELECTRI-

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

Tiffs appliance to a properly must be supplied grounded branch with circuit,

120V, 60Hz, protected and com_ected by a 15- or 20amp circuit breaker or time-delay fi_se. If electrical ed does not meet the abo_e specifications, supply it is recommended providthat a licensed electrician install an approved outlet.

_WARNING - THIS DRYER IS EQUIPPED

A THREE-PRONG

YOUR PROTECTION

(GROUNDING) PLUG FOR

AGAINST SHOCK

HAZARD AND SHOULD BE PLUGGED

DIRECTLY INTO A PROPERLY GROUNDED

THREE-PRONG

OR REMOVE THE

RECEPTACLE.

FROM THIS PLUG.

GROUNDING

DO NOT CUT

PRONG

instructions

F6-]EXHAUST iNFORMATiON

_WARNINGIN CANADA AND IN THE UNITED

STATES, THE REQUIRED EXHAUST DUCT DIAMETER

IS 4 IN (102ram).

DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER

THAN SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE.

l_ sing exhaust longer than specified length wilh

* Increase the chying times and the energ F cost.

* Reduce the cho_er life.

* Accumulate lint, creating a potential

The correct exhaust installation is YOUR fire hazard.

RESPONSIBILITY,

Problems due to incorrect installation are not covered by the warranty.

Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil transition duct and replace with I_L listed transition duct.

The MAXIMI_ M ALLOWABLE duct length and number bends of the exhaust system depends upon the type of duct, of number conditions of turns, the type of exhaust hood (wall cap), and all noted below.

The maximum metal duct is shown in the table below.

duct length for rigid

EXHAUST LENGTH

RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM LENGTH

Exhaust Hood Types

Recommended Use only for short run installations

4" DIA.

No. of 90 -0

Elbows

0

1

2

3

4"

Rigid

Metal

90 Feet

60 Feet

45 Feet

35 Feet

_ _ 2-1/2"

Rigid

Metal

60 Feet

45 Feet

35 Feet

25 Feet

ENSURE PROPER GROUND EXISTS BEFORE USE.

4

EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECK LiST

HOOD OR WALL (AP

• Terminate in a manner to prevent back drafts or entry of birds or other wildlife.

• Termination should present minimal resistance to the exhaust air flow and should require little or no maintenance to prevent clogging.

• Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct.This could canse lint build up.

• Wall caps must be installed at least 12 in. above ground level or any other obstruction with the opening pointed down.

SEPARATION OF TURNS

For best perfermance, separate all turns by at least 4 ft. of straight duct, including distance between last ttlrn and exhaust hood.

TURNS OTHER THAN 90 °

* Oile ttlrn of 45 ° or less may be ignored.

, Two 45 ° tt/rns shouht be treated as one 90 ° tt/rn.

, Each tt/rn over 45 ° shouhl be treated as one 90 ° tt/rn.

SEALING OF JOINTS

* _Mljoints should be tight te avoid leaks. The male end of each section of duct must point away flom the dryer.

* Do not assemble the ductwork with fasteners that extend into the duct.

They will serve as a collection point fer lint.

Duct joints can be made air and moisture-tight by wrapping the overlapped joints with d t_ct rope.

Horizontal runs should slope down toward the outdoors _½inch per feot iNSULATION

Duct work that runs through an unheated area or is near air conditioning shouhl be insulated to reduce condensation and lint buihl-t_p.

Installation instructions

[_ EXHAUST CONNECTION

STANDARD REAR EXHAUST

{Vented above floor level)

_ WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK

OF FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY:

* This clothes dIyer must be exhausted to the outdoors.

, Use only 4" rigid metal ducting for the home exhaust duct.

e Use only 4" rigid metal or Ui,-listed flexible metal

(semi-rigid or foil-type) duct to connect the d_yer to the home exhaust duct.

It must be installed in accordance with the instructions found in "Connecting

To House Vent" on page 6 of this manual.

The D_Ter

* Do not terminate exhaust in a chimney, a wall, a ceiling, gas vent, crawl space, attic, under an enclosed floor, or in any other concealed

The accumulated lint could create space of a building.

a fire hazard.

* Never a kitchen terminate exhaust the exhaust into a common duct with system.

A combination lint creates a potential fire hazard.

of grease and

* Do not use duct longer than specified in the exhaust length ruble.

Longer ducts can accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.

* Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct.

This will cause lint to accumulate, hazard.

creating a potential fire

* Do not assemble ducta, vork with any fasteners that extend into the duct.

These fasteners can accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.

* Do not obstruct incoming or exhausted air.

* Provide an access for inspection and cleaning of the exhaust system, especially at turns and joints.

Exhaust system shall be inspected and cleaned at least once a year.

THiS DRYER COMES READY FOR REAR

EXHAUSTING. iF SPACE iS LiMiTED, USE

THE iNSTRUCTiONS iN SECTION 9 TO

EXHAUST DIRECTLY FROM THE SIDES OR

BOTTOM OF THE CABINET.

FS-]LEVELING DRYER

LEVEL

FRON_TO-BACK.

-_

RECOMMENDED

RECOMMENDED

CONFIGURATION

TOMINIMIZE

EXHAUST

BLOCKAGE.

NOTE: ELBOWS WiLL PREVENT DUCT

KiNKiNG AND COLLAPSING.

LEVEL

SIDE-TO-SIDE.

STANDARD REAR EXHAUST

{Vented at floor level)

CSA(AGA)APPROVED

LINECONNECTOR

EXTERNAL

GAS

INLET

DUCT

OPENING

DUCTTAPEOR

DUCTCLAMP

4"METALDUCT

(CUTTOPROPER

LENGTH)

DUCTTAPEOR

DUCTCLAMP

NOTPLASTIC.

5

THEFLOOR.

RECOMMENDED

Installation instructions

CONNECTING THE DRYER

TO HOUSE VENT

RIGID METAL TRANSITIONDUCT

* For best d,Ting perff_rmance, duct is recommended.

a rigid metal transition

* Rigid metal transitions ducts reduce the risk of crushing and kinking.

UL-LISTEDFLEXIBLEMETAL (SEMI-RIGID) TRANSITION DUCT e If rigid metal duct cannot be used, then UiAisted flexible metal (semi-rigid) ducting can be used (Kit

WX08X10077).

* Never install flexible metal duct in walls, ceilings, floors or other enclosed spaces.

* Total length of flexible metal duct should not exceed 8 feet (2.4m).

* For many applicanons, installing elbows at both the dwer and the wall is highly recommended (see illustrations below).

Elbows allow the dwer to sit close to the wall without kinMng and or crushing the transition duct, maximizing dxTing performance.

* Avoid resnng the duct on sharp objects.

UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL-TYPE) TRANSITION DUCT

* In special installations, it may be necessai T to connect the dwer to the house vent using a flexible metal (foiltype) duct.

A UL-listed flexible metal (fbil-type)duct may be used ONLY in installations where rigid metal or flexible metal (semi-rigid) ducting cannot be used AND where a 4" diameter can be maintained throughout the ennre length of the transinon duct.

* In Canada and the United States, only the flexible metal(fbil-type) ducts that comply with the "Outline for

Clothes Dwer Transition used.

Duct Subject 2158A" shall be

* Never install flexible metal duct in walls, ceilings, floors or other enclosed spaces.

* Total length of flexible metal duct should not exceed 8 feet (2.4m).

* Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

* For best dwing performance:

]. Slide one end of the duct over the clothes dwer outlet pipe.

9. Secure the duct with a clamp.

3. With the dr}wr in its permanent position, extend the duct to its fldl length.

Allow 9" of duct to overlap the exhaust pipe.

Cut offand remove excess duct.

Kee I) the duct as straight as possible tot maximum airflow.

4. Secure the duct to the exhaust pipe with the other clam p.

SHIGHLY _>_i_":: _._

RECOMMENDED ''_ \ ....

6

Do

EXCESSIVE

ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION

* If your dwer is approved for installation in an alcove or closet, it will be stated on a label on ti_e &Ter back.

* The diyer MUST be vented to the outdoors.

See the

EXHAUST INFORMATION section.

* Minimum clearance be/ween dryer cabinet and adjacent ,_vdls or other surf:does is:

0 in. either side

3 in. flont and rear

* Minimum vertical space flom floor to overhead cabinets, ceiling, etc. is 52 in.

* Closet doors must be louvcred or o/herwise vcntilamd and must contain a minimum of 60 sq. in. of open area equally distribumd.

If the closet contains bo/h a washer and a dr_vr, doors must contain a minimum of 120 sq.in, of open area equally distribumd.

* The closet should be vented to the outdoors to prevent gas pocketing in case of a gas leak in the supply line.

* No other tirol-burning appliance shall be installed in the same closet wi/h the dwer.

If0-] BATHROOM OR BEDROOM

INSTALLATION

e The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors.

EXHAUST INFORMATION section 6.

See

* The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the NATIONAL FUEL

GAS CODE, ANSI Z223.

MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED

HOME INSTALLATION

e Installa/ion must confbrm to the MANUFACTURED HOME

CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY STANDARD, TITLE 24, PART

32-80 or, when such standard is not applicable, with AMERICAN

NATIONAL STANDARD FOR MOBILE HOME, NO. 501B.

* The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors with the termination securely fastened to the mobile home structure.

(See

EXHAUST INFORMATION section 6.)

* The vent MUST NOT be terminated benea/h a mobile or manuf:dcnned home.

* The vent duct material MUST BE METAl,.

* FdT 14-D346-33 MUST be used to attach the dwer securely to the struc/ure.

* The vent MUST NOT be connected to any other duct, vent, or chimney.

* Do not use sheet metal screws or other refastening devices which extend into the interior of ti_e exhaust vent.

* Provide an opening with a flee area of at least 2:5 sq. in.or

introduction of outside air into the dwer room.

Installation Instructions

I_ DRYER EXHAUST TO LEFT OR

BOTTOM CABINET

ADDING NEW DUCT

FIXING

HOLE

WARNINGBEFORE PERFORMING

THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE

TO DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY. PROTECT YOUR

HANDS AND ARMS FROM SHARP EDGES

WHEN WORKING INSIDE THE CABINET.

BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES

REMOVE

SCREW

ANDSAVE.

O_ REMOVE

DESIRED

KNOCKOUT

(ONEONLY).

Detach and remove the bottom or left side knockout as desired.

Remove the screw inside the dwer exhaust duct and save. Pull the duct out of the duet.

B A

9"

Cut the duct as shown and kee I) portion A.

TAB LOCATION

LEFTSIDE

EXHAUST

Reconnect dm cut portion (A) of the duct to the blower housing.

Make sure that the shortened duct is aligned with the tab in the base. Use the screw saved previously to secure the duct in place through the tab on the appliance base.

ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR

EXHAUST TO LEFT SIDE OF CABINET

• Preassemble 4" elbow with 4" duct. Wrap duct tape around joint.

• Insert duct assembly, elbow first, through the side opening and connect the elbow to the dwer internal duct.

CAUTION: Be sure not to pull or damage the electrical wires inside the dryer when inserting the duct,

J_

//

DUCT

TAPE

BENDTAB

UP450

Through the real" opening, locate the tab in the middle of the appliance base. Lift the tab to about 45 ° using a fiat blade screwdriver.

7

• Apply duct tape as shown on the joint between the diTer internal duct and the elbow.

DUCT

TAPE

CAUTION:

Internal duct joints must be a safety hazard.

Installation

ADDING ELBOW FOR EXHAUST

THROUGH BOTTOM OF CABINET

. Insert die elbow dn'ough the rear opening and connect it to tile dlyer internal duct.

. Apply duct tape oil the joint between tile dryer internal duct and elbow, as shown on page 7.

Instructions

[_ CHANGING DIRECTION OF

DOOR OPENING

CAUTION:

Internal duct joints must be secured with tape,

otherwise they may separate and cause a safety hazard.

ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR

OF CABINET

ANDREINSTALL.

PLATE

(KIT WE1M454)

Comlect standard metal elbows and ducts to complete rile exhaust system.

Cover back opening with a plate (Kit

WE1M454) available Kom your local service provider.

Place dryer in final iocauon.

,_

WARNINGNEVER LEAVE THE

BACK OPENING WITHOUT THE PLATE.

For Quesdons on Installadon,

500A436P006

Call: 1-800-626-2000

1-800-561-3344 (Canada).

(US) or

Pub. # 31-16225 8

[_ SERVICING

_k WARNING- LABEL ALL WIRES

PRIOR TO DISCONNECTION WHEN

SERVICING CONTROLS.

WIRING

ERRORS CAN CAUSE IMPROPER AND

DANGEROUS OPERATION AFTER

SERVICING/INST ALLATION.

For replacement parts and other infornmtion,

Owner's Mammi for servicing phone mmfl)ers.

refer to

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