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Safety Instructions

. . . . . . . . . 2–5

Care and Cleaning

Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Installation Instructions

Countdown Display . . . . . . . . . . 17

Electrical Installation for

Electric Dryers . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 14

Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . 8

Exhausting the Dryer . . . . . . . 9, 10

Gas Connection for Gas Dryers . . 15

Gas Supply Requirements . . . . . 10

Location of Your Dryer . . . . . . . . 11

Mobile Home Installation . . . . . 12

Preparing to Install Your Dryer . . 7

Reversing the Door Swing . . . . . 16

Customer Service

Customer Service . . . . . Back Cover

General Principles of

Good Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Owner’s Manual and

Installation Instructions

DCB330

DCD330

Write the model and serial numbers here:

Model # __________________

Serial # __________________

You can find them on the label on the front of the left side of the door opening.

134205200 175D1807P420 49-90156 11-02 JR

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

WARNING!

For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

FOR GAS DRYERS: YOU MUST POST IN A PROMINENT LOCATION

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Instructions to follow if the user smells gas: Contact your local gas

2.

supplier for information to be displayed.

Instructions concerning flammable materials as follows:

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act

This 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 dryer to the outdoors.

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PROPER INSTALLATION

This dryer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used.

■ Properly ground dryer to conform with all governing codes and ordinances. Follow details in the Installation Instructions section.

■ Install or store where it will not be exposed to temperatures below freezing or exposed to the weather.

■ Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.

■ Remove any accumulated time by manually rotating timing cam in the coin box counterclockwise until switch shuts off. Apply a slight additional counterclockwise pressure to further seat drive. Make certain not to turn cam past switch shutoff position. Otherwise, one increment of time will be gained. Switches are off when the plastic switch actuating arm (inner) is down and all 3 switch buttons are depressed.

■ Remove all sharp packing items and dispose of all shipping materials properly.

■ In fulfilling the specific needs of different commercial installations the purchaser of this dryer may wish to locate the coin box and controls in any of a number of locations.

The responsibility for the proper performance of this work lies solely with the purchaser.

It should be done by properly trained and qualified personnel, and in accordance with local code requirements.

■ Any coin box or similar device added to the dryer, either electrically or mechanically, should be properly grounded.

Exhaust/Ducting:

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1 This dryer MUST be exhausted to the outside.

Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4

″ diameter ductwork inside the dryer cabinet or for exhausting to the outside. USE OF PLASTIC

OR OTHER COMBUSTIBLE DUCTWORK CAN

CAUSE A FIRE. PUNCTURED DUCTWORK CAN

CAUSE A FIRE IF IT COLLAPSES OR BECOMES

OTHERWISE RESTRICTED IN USE OR DURING

INSTALLATION.

Follow details in the Installation Instructions section.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

WARNING!

YOUR LAUNDRY AREA

■ Keep the area underneath and around your appliances free of combustible materials, such as lint, paper, rags, chemicals, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.

■ Keep the floor around your appliances clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.

■ Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

■ Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer.

■ Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used by or near children. Do not allow children to play on, with, or inside this or any other appliance.

■ Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents, bleaches, etc.) out of the reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet. Observe all warnings on container labels to avoid injury.

■ Never climb on or stand on the dryer top.

■ Do not install or store this appliance where it will be exposed to the weather.

WHEN USING YOUR DRYER

■ Never reach into the dryer while the drum is moving. Before loading, unloading or adding clothes, wait until the drum has completely stopped.

Clean the lint filter before each load to prevent lint accumulation inside the dryer or in the room.

DO NOT OPERATE THE DRYER WITHOUT THE LINT

FILTER IN PLACE.

■ Do not wash or dry articles that have been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with combustible or explosive substances (such as wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers, dry-cleaning solvents, kerosene, etc.) which may ignite or explode. Do not add these substances to the wash water. Do not use or place these substances around your washer or dryer during operation.

■ Any article on which you have used a cleaning solvent or that contains flammable materials

(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 solvents or flammable materials 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.

■ The laundry process can reduce the flame retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result, carefully follow the garment manufacturer’s care instructions.

■ Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic, or similar materials such as padded bras, tennis shoes, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants, plastic bags, pillows, etc. that may melt or burn.

Some rubber materials, when heated, can under certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.

■ Do not store plastic, paper or clothing that may burn or melt on top of the dryer during operation.

■ Garments labeled Dry Away from Heat or

Do Not Tumble Dry (such as life jackets containing

Kapok) must not be put in your dryer.

■ Do not dry fiberglass articles in your dryer.

Skin irritation could result from the remaining particles that may be picked up by clothing during subsequent dryer uses.

■ To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply or disconnect the dryer at the distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker 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 spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any time.

■ Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.

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■ Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug.

■ The interior of the machine and the exhaust duct connection inside the dryer should be cleaned at least once a year by a qualified technician. See the Care and Cleaning section.

Do not use any type of spray cleaner when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

■ 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 may result from having your hand in the vicinity of the burner when the automatic ignition turns on.

■ You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics or reduce the static electricity in them by using a dryer-applied fabric softener or an anti-static conditioner. 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 use of these products are the responsibility of the manufacturers of those products and are not covered under the warranty to this appliance.

WHEN NOT USING YOUR DRYER

■ Grasp the plug firmly when disconnecting this appliance to avoid damage to the cord while pulling. Place the cord away from traffic areas so it will not be stepped on, tripped over or subjected to damage.

■ Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of this appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this Owner’s Manual or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

■ Before discarding a dryer, or removing it from service, remove the dryer door to prevent children from hiding inside.

■ Do not tamper with controls.

READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Care and cleaning.

Care and Cleaning of the Dryer

The Exterior: Wipe or dust any spills or washing compounds with a damp cloth. Dryer control panel and finishes may be damaged by some laundry pretreatment soil and stain remover products. Apply these products away from the dryer. The fabric may then be washed and dried normally. Damage to your dryer caused by these products is not covered by your warranty.

The Lint Filter: Clean the lint filter before each use. Run your fingers across the back of the filter to remove lint. Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter in place.

Have a qualified technician vacuum the lint from the dryer once a year.

The Exhaust Duct: Inspect and clean the exhaust ducting at least once a year to prevent clogging.

A partially clogged exhaust can lengthen the drying time.

Follow these steps:

1 Turn off electrical supply by disconnecting the plug from the wall socket.

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Disconnect the duct from the dryer.

Vacuum the duct with the hose attachment and reconnect the duct.

The Exhaust Hood: Check with a mirror that the inside flaps of the hood move freely when operating.

Make sure that there is no wildlife (birds, insects, etc.) nesting inside the duct or hood.

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Preparing to install your dryer.

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

WARNING

■ This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors using only rigid metal or flexible metal 4

″ diameter ductwork for inside the dryer cabinet or exhausting.

Never use plastic or other combustible ductwork.

See Exhausting section.

■ This appliance must be properly grounded and installed as described in these Installation

Instructions.

■ Do not install or store appliance in an area where it will be exposed to water/weather. See Location

of Your Dryer section.

■ The National Fuel Gas code restricts installations of gas appliances in garages. They must be 18

(45.7 cm) off the ground and protected from vehicles by a barrier. See Location of Your Dryer section.

■ The electrical service to the dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the National Electrical Code,

ANSI/NFPA 70.

■ The gas service to the dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances or the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI

Z223.1. The gas dryer is designed for use under

ANSI Z 21.5.1. This dryer is not recommended for commercial applications such as restaurants or beauty salons, etc.

Tools and Materials Required for Dryer Installation

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Phillips head screwdriver

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Adjustable pliers

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Carpenter’s level

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Flat or straight blade screwdriver

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Duct tape

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Rigid or flexible metal 4

″ (10.2 cm) duct

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Vent hood

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Pipe thread sealer (GAS DRYER)

Preparing the Installation Site and Unpacking the Dryer

1 Prepare the area and exhaust for installation of the new dryer.

2 Check to be sure that the existing external exhaust is clean and that it meets attached installation specifications.

3 Using the four shipping carton corner posts as padding (two on each side), carefully lay the dryer on its left side and remove foam shipping pad.

Foam shipping pad

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CAUTION:

To prevent damage, do not use the control panel as a means to pick up or move the dryer.

4 Return the dryer to an upright position.

Move the dryer to the desired location.

Connect the external exhaust.

Adjust the leveling legs to match the washer height. The dryer must be level and rest firmly on all four leveling legs.

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Connect the power supply.

Check the operation of the power supply and venting.

10 Place the Owner’s Manual and the

Installation Instructions in a location where they will be noticed by the owner.

Packing

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Electrical requirements.

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

Electrical Connection Information for Electric Dryers

Electrical Requirements WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury:

DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD WITH THIS

APPLIANCE.

This dryer must be connected to a 208V or 240V individual branch circuit, protected by 30-amp circuit breakers or time-delay fuses.

THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE PROPERLY GROUNDED.

Use copper conductors only.

This dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances, or in the absence of local codes, in accordance with the NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70.

If the electric supply does not meet the above specifications, call a licensed electrician.

NOTE: A wiring diagram is located inside the control panel.

Electrical Connection Information for Gas Dryers

External Ground (if required) WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury:

DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR AN ADAPTER

PLUG WITH THIS APPLIANCE.

DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR

REMOVE THE THIRD GROUNDING PRONG FROM

THE POWER CORD.

This dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances, or in the absence of local codes, in accordance with the

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70.

An external ground wire, (not provided), which meets local codes, may be added by attaching it to the green ground screw on the rear of the dryer in the upper left corner above the cord and to grounded metal cold water pipe or other established ground.

Attach ground wire

(obtain locally)

Electrical Requirements

This dryer must be supplied with 120V, 60 Hz, and connected to an individual properly grounded branch circuit, protected by a 15- or

20-amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse.

If the electric supply provided does not meet the above specifications, it is recommended that a licensed electrician install an approved outlet.

NOTE: A wiring diagram is located inside the control panel.

Ensure proper ground exists before use

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Exhausting the dryer.

Exhaust System Requirements

Use only 4

(10.2 cm) diameter (minimum) rigid metal

duct for best performance, or flexible metal duct. Use approved vent hood which has swing-out dampers that open when the dryer is in operation. When the dryer stops, the dampers automatically close to prevent drafts and the entrance of insects and rodents. To avoid restricting the outlet, maintain a minimum of 12

″ (30.5 cm) clearance between the vent hood and the ground or any other obstruction.

If all rigid metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal venting can be used, but it will reduce the maximum recommended duct length. See

Additional Installation Instructions following.

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Correct

Do

Don’t

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Don’t Don’t

WARNING:

The following are specific requirements for proper and safe operation of your dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can create excessive drying times and fire hazards.

DO NOT use plastic flexible duct to exhaust the dryer. Excessive lint can build up inside exhaust system and create a fire hazard and restrict air flow. Restricted air flow will increase drying times. If your present system is made up of plastic duct or metal foil duct, replace it with rigid or flexible metal duct. Ensure the present duct is free of any lint prior to installing dryer duct.

The dryer exhaust system MUST BE EXHAUSTED

TO THE OUTSIDE.

DO NOT allow combustible materials (for example: clothing, draperies/curtains, paper) to come in contact with exhaust system.

The dryer MUST NOT be exhausted into a gas vent, chimney, a wall, a ceiling, a common duct with a kitchen exhaust or any concealed space of a building which can accumulate lint, resulting in a fire hazard.

DO NOT exceed the length of duct pipe or number of elbows allowed in the Maximum

Length charts. Lint can accumulate in the exhaust system, plugging the system and creating a fire hazard, as well as increasing drying times.

DO NOT screen the exhaust ends of the vent system, nor use any screws or rivets to assemble the exhaust system. Lint can become caught in the screen, on the screws or rivets, clogging the duct work and creating a fire hazard as well as increasing drying times. Use an approved vent hood to terminate the duct outdoors, and seal all joints with duct tape.

All male duct pipe fittings MUST be installed downstream with the flow of air.

EXPLOSION HAZARD. Do not install the dryer where gasoline or other flammables are kept or stored. If the dryer is installed in a garage, it must be a minimum of 18

″ (45.7 cm) above the floor. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, fire or burns.

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

Inspect and clean at least once per year.

Do not obstruct incoming or exhausted air.

Additional Ducting Instructions

If all rigid metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal venting can be used, but it will reduce the maximum recommended duct length. In special installations when it is impossible to make a connection with the above recommendations, then

UL-listed clothes dryer transition duct may be used as transition venting between the dryer and wall connection only. The use of this ducting will affect drying time.

If flexible transition duct is necessary, only UL-listed duct identified for use with clothes dryers is approved.

The following directions must be followed.

Use the shortest length possible.

Stretch the duct to its maximum length.

Do not crush or collapse.

Never use transition duct inside the wall, flooring, ceiling or inside the dryer.

Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

Venting must conform to local building codes.

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Installing the dryer.

Exhaust Ducting Length

The exhaust system should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year with normal usage. The more the dryer is used, the more often you should check the exhaust system and vent hood for proper operation.

If roof vents or louvered plenums are used, they must be equivalent to a 4

″ dampered wall cap in regard to resistance to airflow, prevention of back drafts and maintenance required to prevent clogging.

MAXIMUM LENGTH of 4“ (10.2 cm) Dia. RIGID METAL DUCT

PREFERRED VENT HOOD TYPE

4” (10.2 cm) Louvered

Number of

90° turns

2

3

0

1

4

4”

(10.2 cm)

60’ (18.28 m)

52’ (15.84 m)

44’ (13.41 m)

32’ (9.75 m)

28’ (8.53 m)

2.5”

(6.35 cm)

48’ (14.63 m)

40’ (12.19 m)

32’ (9.75 m)

24’ (7.31 m)

16’ (4.87 m)

DO NOT assemble the duct work with fasteners that extend into the duct. They will serve as collection points for lint.

Ductwork which runs through an unheated area or is near an air conditioning duct should be insulated to reduce condensation and lint build-up.

MAXIMUM LENGTH of 4“ (10.2 cm) Dia. FLEXIBLE METAL DUCT

PREFERRED VENT HOOD TYPE

4” (10.2 cm) Louvered

Number of

90° turns

0

1

2

3

4”

(10.2 cm)

2.5”

(6.35 cm)

30’ (9.14 m)

22’ (6.71 m)

14’ (4.27 m)

18’ (5.49 m)

14’ (4.27 m)

10’ (3.05 m) not recommended

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CORRECT INCORRECT

INSTALL MALE FITTINGS IN

CORRECT DIRECTION

Exhaust Direction

All dryers are shipped set up for rear exhausting.

On electric dryers, exhausting can be on the cabinet right or left side, or through the dryer bottom.

Gas dryers can exhaust on the cabinet right side or the dryer bottom. To change exhaust direction you will need Exhaust Kit Pub. No. 14-A018 and a rigid metal 4

″ 90-degree elbow. The kit is available through your GE retailer. Follow the instructions supplied with the kit.

Same as other side

EXHAUST DUCT LOCATING

DIMENSIONS

5 7/8 ″

(15 cm)

13 1/2 ″

(34 cm)

4 3/8 ″

(11 cm)

3 3/4

″ (9.5 cm)

3 3/4

″ (9.5 cm)

Gas Supply Requirements

Replace brass connecting pipe that is not plastic-coated. Stainless steel or plastic-coated brass MUST be used.

WARNING:

Never reuse old flexible connectors. The use of old flexible connectors can cause gas leaks and personal injury. Always use NEW flexible connectors when installing a gas appliance.

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Installation MUST conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National

Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 (latest edition).

The gas supply line should be of 1/2

″ (1.27 cm) rigid pipe.

3 If codes allow, flexible metal tubing may be used to connect your dryer to the gas supply line. The tubing MUST be constructed of stainless steel or plastic-coated brass.

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4 The gas supply line MUST have an individual shutoff valve.

A 1/8

″ (0.32 cm) NPT minimum plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection,

MUST be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the dryer.

6 The dryer and its individual shutoff valve MUST be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa).

7 The dryer MUST be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa).

Location of Your Dryer

Do Not Install the Dryer:

1 Do not install the dryer in an area exposed to dripping water or outside weather conditions.

2 Do not install the dryer in an area where it will come in contact with curtains, drapes, or anything that will obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.

3 Do not install the dryer on carpet.

Floor MUST be solid with a maximum slope of 1

″ (2.54 cm).

Installation in Recess or Closet

This dryer MUST be exhausted outdoors.

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2 No other fuel burning appliance shall be installed in the same closet as the GAS DRYER.

3 Your dryer needs the space around it for proper ventilation. DO NOT INSTALL YOUR

DRYER IN A CLOSET WITH A SOLID DOOR.

4 Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and must contain a minimum of

60 sq. in. of open area equally distributed.

If the closet contains both a washer and a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 sq. in. of open area equally distributed. Air openings are required to be unobstructed when a door is installed. A louvered door with equivalent air openings for the full length of the door is acceptable.

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation:

FRONT SIDES REAR* TOP

1 ″ (2.54 cm) 0 (0 cm) 1 ″ (2.54 cm) 15″ (38.1 cm)

* Additional rear clearance may be required depending on the ducting installation.

0" (0 cm) 15"

(38.1 cm)

1" (2.54 cm)

1" (2.54 cm)

Closet door

60 sq. in.

(387.1 sq. cm)

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Installing the dryer.

Mobile Home Installation

1 Dryer MUST be exhausted outside (outdoors, not beneath the mobile home) using metal ducting that will not support combustion. Metal ducting must be 4

″ (10.16 cm) in diameter with no obstructions. Rigid metal duct is preferred.

2 If dryer is exhausted through the floor, the exhaust system must NOT terminate beneath the mobile home. Termination MUST be securely fastened to the mobile home structure.

3 When installing a gas dryer into a mobile home, a provision must be made for outside make-up air. This provision is to be not less than twice the area of the dryer exhaust outlet.

4 Gas dryers MUST be fastened to the floor using Mobile Home Installation Kit Pub.

No. 14-D346-33.

5 See the Exhaust System Requirements section for other important venting information.

6 Installation MUST conform to current

Manufactured Home Construction & Safety

Standard (which is a Federal Regulation Title

24 CFR—Part 32–80) or, when such standard is not applicable, with American National

Standard for Mobile Homes, ANSI/NFPA

No. 501B.

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Don’t

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Don’t Don’t

The dryer is designed for use under ANSI Z 21.5.1.

Rough-In Dimensions

26 7/8

(68.3 cm)

47 1/2

(120.7 cm)

Door open

90˚ Electrical connection

13 1/2

(34.4 cm)

2 9/16

(6.5 cm)

43 5/8

(110.7 cm)

3 3/4

(9.5 cm)

3/8

″ (0.96 cm) Dia.

gas pipe

REAR VIEW

1

″ (2.54 cm)

36

(91.5 cm)

4 3/8

(11.1 cm)

Optional vent knockout

27

(68.6 cm)

SIDE VIEW

3 3/4

(9.5 cm)

Servicing – Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearances for installation and servicing.

CAUTION:

Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation (verify proper operation after servicing/installation).

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Grounding Requirements

WARNING:

Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

Grounding must be in accordance with local codes and ordinances, or in the absence of local codes, in accordance with the National Electrical Code

ANSI/NFPA No. 70.

For a grounded, cord-connected electric dryer:

1 The dryer MUST be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by creating a path of least resistance for electrical current.

2 If your dryer is equipped with a power supply cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug, the plug

MUST be plugged into an appropriate, copperwired receptacle that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. If in doubt, call a licensed electrician.

For a permanently-connected electric dryer:

■ The dryer MUST be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system; or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the appliance.

For a cord-connected gas dryer:

■ This dryer is equipped with a three-prong

(grounding) plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle.

Do not modify plug provided with the appliance: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

Electrical Installation for Electric Dryers

WARNING:

The following are specific requirements for proper and safe electrical installation of your dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can create electrical shock and/or a fire hazard.

WARNING:

This appliance MUST be properly grounded. Electrical shock can result if the dryer is not properly grounded. Follow the instructions in this manual for proper grounding.

WARNING:

DO NOT use an extension cord with this dryer. Some extension cords are not designed to withstand the amounts of electrical current this dryer utilizes and can melt, creating electrical shock and/or fire hazard. Locate the dryer within reach of the wall outlet, taking into account the length of power cord to be purchased and allowing some slack in the cord. Refer to Electrical

Requirements in this manual for the proper power cord to be purchased.

WARNING:

A UL-listed strain relief must be installed onto power cord. If the strain relief is not attached, the cord can be pulled out of the dryer and can be cut by any movement of the cord, resulting in electrical shock.

WARNING:

Use copper receptacles only.

NOTE: Dryers operating on 208-volt power supply will have longer drying times than those operating on 240-volt power supply.

A wiring diagram is located inside the control panel.

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Installing the dryer.

3-Wire System for Electric Dryers—DO NOT use for Mobile Home Installations

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Remove the screws securing the terminal block access cover and the strain relief mounting bracket located on the back of the dryer upper corner.

Install a UL-listed strain relief into the power cord entry hole of the mounting bracket. Use a strain relief which attaches to the mounting bracket with a nut. Finger-tighten the nut only at this time.

Thread a UL-listed 30A, 240V, 3 #10 AWG minimum copper conductor power cord through the strain relief. Power cord leads to be terminated with open-end spade lugs with upturned ends.

Green ground screw

Green neutral ground wire

Silver terminal

Nut

Tighten nut to these threads

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Attach the power cord neutral (center wire) conductor to the silver-colored center terminal on the terminal block. Tighten the screw securely.

Attach the remaining two power cord outer conductors to the outer brass-colored terminals on the terminal block. Tighten both screws securely.

WARNING:

Do not make a sharp bend or crimp wiring/conductor at connections.

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6 Reattach the strain relief mounting bracket to the back of the dryer with one screw. Tighten screw securely.

Tighten the screws securing the cord restraint firmly against the power cord.

Tighten the strain relief nut securely so that the strain relief does not turn.

Reinstall the terminal block access cover.

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Use copper conductors only.

Strain relief mounting bracket

Power cord

4-Wire System for Electric Dryers—MUST be used for Mobile Home Installations

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2

Remove the screws securing the terminal block access cover and the strain relief mounting bracket located on the back of the dryer upper corner.

Install a UL-listed strain relief in the entry hole of the mounting bracket. Use a strain relief which attaches to the mounting bracket with a nut. Finger-tighten the nut only at this time.

Remove the green neutral ground wire from the green ground screw located above the terminal block.

7 Attach the red and black power cord conductors to the outer brass-colored terminals on the terminal block.

Green power cord ground wire

Green ground screw

Silver terminal

Green neutral ground wire

Red

White

Terminal block

Black

Nut

Tighten nut to these threads

Power cord

Strain relief mounting bracket

Typical 4- conductor receptacle

Typical

4-conductor cord

Black 240V

White neutral

5

4

Red 240V

Green ground

Thread a UL-listed 30A, 240V, 4 #10 AWG minimum copper conductor power cord through the strain relief. Power cord leads to be terminated with open-end spade lugs with upturned ends.

Attach the green power cord ground wire to the cabinet with the green ground screw.

6 Attach the white (neutral) power cord conductor from the power cord and the green ground wire from the dryer harness to the silvercolored center terminal on the terminal block.

Tighten the screw securely.

9

8

10

WARNING:

Do not make a sharp bend or crimp wiring/conductor at the connections.

Tighten the screws securing the cord restraint firmly against the power cord.

Tighten the strain relief nut securely so the strain relief does not turn.

Reinstall the terminal block access cover.

Gas Connection for Gas Dryers

1 Remove the shipping cap from gas pipe at the rear of the dryer.

NOTE: DO NOT connect the dryer to LP gas service without converting the gas valve. An LP conversion kit (Pub. No. 14-A038) MUST be installed by a qualified gas technician.

2 Connect a 1/2

″ (1.27 cm) I.D. semi-rigid or approved pipe from gas supply line to the 3/8

″ (0.96 cm) pipe located on the back of the dryer. Use a 1/2

″ to 3/8″ (1.27 cm to

0.96 cm) reducer for a connection. Apply an approved thread sealer that is resistant to the corrosive action of liquefied gases on all pipe connections.

3

4

Open the shutoff valve in the gas supply line.

Test all connections by brushing on a soapy water solution.

WARNING:

NEVER TEST FOR GAS

LEAKS WITH AN OPEN FLAME.

NOTE: On gas dryers, before the burner will light, it is necessary for the gas line to be bled of air.

If the burner does not light within 45 seconds the first time the dryer is turned on, the safety switch will shut the burner off. If this happens, turn the dryer off and wait 5 minutes before making another attempt to light.

Before Operating the Dryer

1 Connect the exhaust duct to outside exhaust system. Use duct tape to seal all joints.

2 With the dryer in its final position, adjust one or more of the legs until the dryer is resting solidly on all four legs. Place a level on top of the dryer.

THE DRYER MUST BE LEVEL AND RESTING

SOLIDLY ON ALL FOUR LEGS.

3 Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.

NOTE: Check to ensure the power is off at circuit breaker/fuse box before plugging the power cord into the outlet.

4 Turn on the power at the circuit breaker/fuse box.

CAUTION:

Before operating the dryer, make sure the dryer area is clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors. Also see that nothing (such as boxes, clothing, etc.) obstructs the flow of combustion and ventilation air.

5 Run the dryer through a cycle check for proper operation.

6 Place these instructions in a location near the dryer for future reference.

Replacement Parts

If replacement parts are needed for your dryer, contact the source where you purchased your dryer.

CAUTION:

Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper operation after servicing.

WARNING:

Destroy the carton and plastic bags after the parts are unpacked.

Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers causing suffocation. Place all materials in a garbage container or make materials inaccessible to children.

WARNING:

The instructions in the manual and all other literature included with this dryer are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Good safe practice and caution MUST be applied when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

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Installing the dryer.

Reversing the Dryer Door Swing

1 Open the dryer door. Remove the 4 hinge hole plugs or screws from the left side of door opening. Place nearby for future installation.

NOTE: You may need a plastic knife to help pull out the plugs. Be careful not to scratch the paint.

2 Remove the four screws that secure the door hinges to the dryer front panel. NOTE: Remove

1 screw from each of the 2 hinges first. Hold the door firmly before removing the last 2 screws.

3 Rotate the door 180° and reinstall the door hinges to the dryer front panel with the

4 screws.

4 Install the 4 hinge hole plugs or screws that were removed in step 1 into the open screw holes on the right side of the door opening.

Remove 4 screws—one from each hinge first

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Countdown Display (DCD models only)

The countdown display shows the remaining operating time as well as the current drying cycle.

The display board is configured for a 45-minute dry time at the factory to correspond with the

45-minute timer cam pre-installed in the coin box.

If the timer cam is modified for another operating duration, the dip switches on the display board should be set as follows:

DRYING TIME (minutes)

45

60

90

120

1

0

0

1

1

DIP SWITCH NUMBERS

0

1

0

2

1

NOTE: This display does not accumulate time. See the following examples of display possibilities.

DIP SWITCH SETTING (min)

45

45

120

COIN SLIDE ACTUATIONS

1

2

1

DISPLAY READING (min)

45 to 0, then blank

45 to 1, then 1 for next 45 min., then 0 and blank

99 for 21 minutes, then 98 to 0, then blank

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GE Commercial Dryer Warranty.

Parts and service are available from your General Electric

Commercial Laundry distributor.

Staple your receipt here.

Proof of the original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty.

For The Period Of: We Will Replace:

Three Years

From the date of the original purchase

Any part of the dryer which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this

limited three-year warranty, you will be responsible for any labor and related service costs.

Five Years

From the date of the original purchase

The dryer drum, if it should fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship, and the cabinet side

panels, base and cover, if they should fail due to rust-through. During this limited additional two-

year warranty, you will be responsible for any labor and related service costs.

What Is Not Covered:

Coin drop meter, coin slide mechanism, coin vault and locks, smart card modules and cards, smart card system accessories.

Service trips to your place of business to teach you how to use the product.

Improper installation.

Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for other than the intended purpose.

Any and all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Replacement of fuses or resetting of circuit breakers at place of business.

Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts of God.

Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this appliance.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for commercial use within the USA. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping to your place of business.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. 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, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.

Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225

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AUTOMATIC DRYER

COMMERCIAL APPLICATION

GENERAL ELECTRIC DRYERS

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE

(COIN-OPERATED MODELS ONLY)

In fulfilling the specific needs of different commercial installations, the purchaser of this

General Electric automatic dryer may wish to locate the coin box and controls in any of a number of locations. The responsibility for the proper performance of this work lies solely with the purchaser. It should be done by properly trained and qualified personnel, and in accordance with local code requirements.

In addition, General Electric Company assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever to the purchaser for any patent infringement expenses, either in the form of damages or legal costs, where the alleged infringement is based on a patent claim including one or more components added by the purchaser (i.e., not supplied by General Electric Company with the purchased dryer).

Set forth below are some general principles which should be followed by persons installing the coin box and controls in the desired location. This listing is not all-inclusive, and is only intended to serve as a general guide. These principles are intended to supplement, not modify, the Installation Instructions which accompany the automatic dryer.

1. Any component added to the automatic dryer, either electrically or mechanically, should be properly grounded.

2. All current-carrying metal parts should be isolated from possible contact by the user.

3. All wiring should be properly protected from sharp edges, burrs, moving parts and other agencies which might cause abrasion of the insulation on the conductors.

4. All electrical connections should be mechanically secure, and should provide adequate and reliable electrical contact under conditions, such as vibration, to which they may be subjected.

5. All electrical components, wires, and terminals should be of proper electrical rating for the specific application.

6. All insulating materials should remain effective under the specific conditions to which they will be exposed (e.g., humidity, temperature, etc.).

7. The installation should not be incompatible with the electrical circuit within the automatic dryer nor in any manner interfere with either the safety devices or the sequence of operations of the cycle which are engineered into the appliance.

8. Uninsulated current-carrying metal parts should have adequate and ensured permanence of spacing from other parts.

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Consumer Support.

GE Appliances Website

GEAppliances.com

Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day, any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals, order parts, catalogs, or even schedule service on-line. You can also “Ask Our Team of Experts ™ ” your questions, and so much more...

Schedule Service

GEAppliances.com

Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal business hours.

Real Life Design Studio

GEAppliances.com

GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and mental abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas for people with disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call

800.TDD.GEAC (800.833.4322).

Extended Warranties

GEAppliances.com

Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours.

GE Consumer Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.

Parts and Accessories

GEAppliances.com

Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes (VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at 800.626.2002 during normal business hours.

Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures 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.

Contact Us

GEAppliances.com

If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations

GE Appliances, Appliance Park

Louisville, KY 40225

Register Your Appliance

GEAppliances.com

Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience!

Timely product registration will allow for enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.

You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.

Printed in the United States

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