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Safety Instructions

. . . . . . . . 2–5

Operating Instructions

Automatic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Controls Features . . . . . . . . . . .10

Cycle Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Cycle Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Dryer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Drying Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Dryness Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Heat Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Loading and Using the Dryer . . .15

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Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . .6

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Selections . . . . . . . . .7

Reversing the Door . . . . . . . . . .14

Timed Dry Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Venting the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . .16

Troubleshooting Tips

. . . . .17–19

Consumer Support

Consumer Support . . . Back Cover

Product Registration . . . . . .21, 22

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Owner’s Manual

EED4000

EGD4000

Write the model and serial numbers here:

Model # ________________

Serial # ________________

They are on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door.

500A277P042 175D1807P385 49-90122 11-01 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.

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

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

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

1

Do not try to light a match, or cigarette, or turn on any gas or electrical appliance.

2

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

3

Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

4

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions carefully.

5

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

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. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet, you can receive one by visiting GEAppliances.com, or by calling 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737).

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

■ 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 the colored protective film from the control panel.

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

Exhaust/Ducting:

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Gas dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside.

Exhausting electric dryers to the outside is strongly recommended to prevent large amounts of moisture and lint from being blown into the room.

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.

For complete details, follow the Installation

Instructions.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

WARNING!

YOUR LAUNDRY AREA

■ Keep the area underneath and around your appliances free of combustible materials

(lint, paper, rags, etc.), gasoline, chemicals, and other flammable vapors and liquids.

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

■ 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.

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.

■ 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 clothes load to catch fire.

■ 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, foam 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 building’s 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: Pressing STOP does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

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WHEN USING YOUR DRYER (cont.)

■ 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 Loading and Using the Dryer section.

■ 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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cycles.

Your new dryer offers the convenience of starting your dryer loads with our easy O

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cycles. Make one simple selection, and your DRYNESS LEVEL and HEAT SETTING are automatically set. Then all you have to do is press START.

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Quick Start Guide

• Clean lint filter

• Add clothes

• Select dry cycle

• Check dryness level

• Check heat setting

• Close door

• Push START

Dryer control panel.

You can locate your model number on the label on the front of the dryer, behind the door.

NOTE: Any time you make a selection that is incompatible with the chosen dry cycle, the dryer will beep twice.

Models EED4000 and EGD4000

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selections.

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cycles use the Sensor Dry Plus feature, which continuously monitors the amount of moisture in the load and stops the dryer when the clothes are dry. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

PRESS...

AUTOMATICALLY SELECTS...

THEN PRESS...

For cottons and most linens.

For loads consisting of cottons and poly-blends.

For wrinkle-free and permanent press items.

For knits and sweaters with fabric care labels that say “Machine Dry”.

For lingerie and special-care fabrics.

(on some models)

For small loads that are needed in a hurry, such as sport or school uniforms. Can also be used if the previous cycle left some items damp, such as collars or waistbands.

NOTE: During SPEED DRY you will see:

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Changing the automatic settings.

You can change any of the automatic settings by simply pressing the desired pads.

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About drying cycles.

Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

DRYEL

(on some models)

This feature is designed for use with the DRYEL ™ “dry-clean only” fabric care system.

See product package for directions.

For questions or issues related to the use and performance of DRYEL ™ , call 1-800-214-8913, or visit the DRYEL ™ Website at www.dryel.com.

Automatic DRYEL

settings:

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DEWRINKLE

Use this feature to remove wrinkles from items that are dry or slightly damp.

Automatic DEWRINKLE settings:

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AIR DRY

Use this feature to tumble items without heat.

Automatic AIR DRY settings:

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CUSTOM Cycle

(on some models)

Set up your favorite combination of settings and save them here for one-touch recall.

These custom settings can be set while a cycle is in progress.

Some models have two CUSTOM pads to store two different custom combinations.

To store a custom combination of settings:

1. Select a ONE TOUCH setting.

2. Change DRYNESS LEVEL and HEAT SETTING to fit your needs.

3. Select any drying OPTIONS you want.

4. Press and hold the CUSTOM Cycle pad for three seconds to store your selection.

A beep will sound and the pad will light up.

To recall your stored combination:

Press the CUSTOM Cycle pad, then press START.

To reprogram the CUSTOM settings:

Repeat steps 1-4 above.

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About dryness levels.

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MORE DRY

Use for heavy-duty fabrics.

DRY

Use for a normal dryness level suitable for most loads. This is the preferred cycle for energy saving.

LESS DRY

Use for lighter fabrics.

DAMP

For leaving items partially damp.

About timed dry cycles.

To use TIMED DRY:

1. Select the drying time.

2. Select the HEAT SETTING.

3. Select any OPTIONS. (NOTE: The ANTI-BACTERIAL option is not available with

TIMED DRY cycles.)

4. Close door.

5. Push START.

About heat settings.

HIGH

For regular to heavy cottons.

MEDIUM

For synthetics, blends and items labeled permanent press.

LOW

For delicates, synthetics and items labeled Tumble Dry Low.

EXTRA LOW

For lingerie and special-care fabrics.

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About control features.

Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

START

■ Press twice to select the last cycle you used and start the dryer.

■ If you have selected a new cycle, press once to start the cycle.

■ If the dryer is running, press once to interrupt the cycle; press again to continue the cycle.

STOP

■ This pad should not be used to interrupt or pause a cycle.

■ Pressing this pad will cancel the current settings.

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Estimated Time Remaining

Each time the dryer is used, it “learns” what types of loads you dry most often.

It takes this data and determines the approximate time it will take the load to dry.

As the cycle begins, you will see the approximate total cycle time in the display. Then lights will flash in the display, and the SENSING light will flash. This means the dryer is continuously monitoring the amount of moisture in the load. The lights will continue until the dryer senses a low level of moisture in the load. At that point, the dryer will calculate and display the approximate time remaining.

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About cycle options.

NOTE: Not all features are available on all dryer models.

(Appearance and features may vary)

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SIGNAL

Alerts you that the cycle is complete. The beeper will continue to sound every two minutes for the next 6 minutes, until the clothes are removed. The clothes should be removed when the beeper goes off so wrinkles won’t set in.

Press SIGNAL to turn the beeper on or off.

EXTEND TUMBLE

Minimizes wrinkles by adding approximately 20 minutes of no-heat tumbling after clothes are dry. The beeper will sound every 90 seconds to remind you to remove the clothes.

The EST. TIME REMAINING display will show 00.

ADD TIME

(on some models)

This option can be used to extend drying time at the end of any cycle. Each time the pad is pressed, 10 minutes is added.

ANTI-BACTERIAL

(on some models)

This option can only be used with the COTTONS or MIXED LOADS cycles. This option reduces certain types of bacteria by 99.9%, including: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas

aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae*. The anti-bacterial process occurs when high heat is used during a portion of the drying cycle.

NOTE: Do not use this cycle on delicate fabrics.

* The Anti-Bacterial Cycle is Certified by NSF International (formerly National Sanitation

Foundation) to NSF Protocol

P9 Sanitization Performance of Residential Clothes Dryers.

NSF

®

NSF Protocol P9

Sanitization Performance of

Residential Clothes Dryers

DELAY 1–8 HOURS

(on some models)

Use to delay the start of your dryer for 1 to 8 hours. First choose your dry cycle and any options. Then press this pad for the number of hours you want to delay the cycle.

Press the START pad to start the countdown.

The countdown time will be shown in the EST. TIME REMAINING display.

NOTE: If the door is opened while the dryer is in DELAY, the dryer will beep once a minute to remind you to restart the countdown. The countdown time will not restart unless the door is closed and START has been pressed again.

DAMP SIGNAL

(on some models)

This option causes the dryer to beep when clothes have reached a damp dryness. Remove items that you wish to hang dry. The DAMP SIGNAL will only beep when the dryer SIGNAL is turned on.

WARM UP

(on some models)

This option provides 10 minutes of warming time to warm up clothes. Perfect for use on a cold day, or to warm towels or robes.

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About cycle status.

These cycle status indicator lights display what part of the cycle the dryer is in and remind you to clean the lint filter.

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SensorDry Plus

This light comes on when a O

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Sensor Dry Cycle is selected.

TIMED DRY

This light comes on when AIR DRY, DEWRINKLE, DRYEL

(on some models) or TIMED DRY is selected.

EXTENDED TUMBLE

This light comes on when the EXTEND TUMBLE option is selected.

CLEAN LINT FILTER

This light is a reminder to clean the lint filter. It comes on at the end of a cycle and goes off when the door is opened.

SENSING

Sensor Dry Cycles provide greater drying accuracy than standard machines, resulting in shorter dry times and better clothes care. The SENSING light will flash and lights will flash in the display while the dryer is monitoring the amount of moisture remaining in the clothes. When the SENSING light goes out, the dryer will calculate and display the approximate time remaining.

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About dryer features.

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Drum Lamp

Before replacing the light bulb, be sure to unplug the dryer power cord or disconnect the dryer at the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker. Reach above dryer opening from inside the drum. Remove the bulb and replace with the same size bulb.

Drying Rack

(on some models)

A handy drying rack may be used for drying delicate items such as washable sweaters.

Hook the rack over the lint filter so the rack extends into the dryer drum.

NOTE:

■ The drying rack must be used with the TIMED DRY cycles.

■ Do not use this drying rack when there are other clothes in the dryer.

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About reversing the door.

Reversing the Door

Tools needed:

■ Standard #2 ■ Tape-tipped

Phillips screwdriver putty knife

1

Open the door and remove the filler plugs opposite the hinges. With the door completely open, remove the bottom screw from each hinge on the dryer face. Insert these screws about halfway into the TOP holes, for each hinge, on the opposite side (where you removed the filler plugs).

Apply firm pressure to get the screw started in new holes.

2

Loosen top screw from each hinge on the dryer face halfway. With one hand holding the top of the door and the other hand holding the bottom, remove the door from the dryer by lifting it UP and OUT.

3

Rotate the door 180°. Insert it on the opposite side of the opening by moving the door IN and DOWN until the top hinge and the bottom hinge are resting on the top screws inserted in step 1.

4

Remove the remaining screws from the side of the opening from which the door was removed. With these screws secure each hinge at the bottom.

Tighten the two top screws of each hinge. Reinsert the plastic plugs on the side from which the door was removed.

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Loading and using the dryer.

Always follow the fabric manufacturer’s care label when laundering.

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Fabric Care Labels

Below are fabric care label “symbols” that affect the clothing you will be laundering.

WASH LABELS DRY LABELS

Machine wash cycle

Water temperature

Normal

Permanent Press/ wrinkle resistant

Gentle/ delicate

Hand wash

Do not wash

(50

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Hot

C/120

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C/105

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C/85

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Do not wring

Tumble dry

Heat setting

Dry

High

Normal Permanent Press/ wrinkle resistant

Gentle/ delicate

Do not tumble dry

Do not dry

(used with do not wash)

Medium Low No heat/air

Special instructions

BLEACH LABELS

Bleach symbols

Any bleach

(when needed)

Only non-chlorine bleach

(when needed)

Do not bleach

Line dry/ hang to dry

Drip dry Dry flat In the shade

Sorting and Loading Hints

As a general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the washer, they are sorted properly for the dryer. Try also to sort items according to size.

For example, do not dry a sheet with socks or other small items.

Do not add fabric softener sheets once the load has become warm. They may cause fabric softener stains.

Bounce ® Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Do not overload. This wastes energy and causes wrinkling.

Do not dry the following items: fiberglass items, woolens, rubber-coated items, plastics, items with plastic trim and foam-filled items.

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.

Moisten your fingers and reach into the filter opening. Run your fingers across the filter. 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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3

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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Venting the dryer.

For the best drying performance the dryer needs to be properly vented. The dryer will use

more energy and run longer if it is not vented to the below specifications. Carefully follow the details on Exhausting in the Installation Instructions.

■ Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4

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

■ Do not use plastic or other combustible ductwork.

■ Use the shortest length possible.

■ Do not crush, kink or collapse the duct.

■ Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

Venting must conform to local building codes.

Correct

Venting

Incorrect

Venting

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Before you call for service…

Troubleshooting Tips

Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit GEAppliances.com. You may not need to call for service.

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OPERATION

Control pads not responding

Dryer doesn’t start

Dryer doesn’t heat

Possible Causes What To Do

• Press STOP.

Controls accidentally put in service mode

Control panel is “asleep”

Dryer is unplugged

Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped

• This is normal. Press START twice to choose the last cycle you used and to start the dryer.

• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.

• Check the building’s fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.

Fuse is blown/circuit breaker

• Check the building’s fuse/circuit breaker box and

is tripped; the dryer may tumble

replace both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer

but not heat

may tumble if only one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.

Gas service is off

LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas

(gas models)

• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.

• Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.

Dryer shakes or makes noise

Some shaking/noise is normal.

• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs

Dryer may be sitting unevenly

as necessary until even.

Inconsistent drying times

Type of heat

• Drying time will vary according to the type of heat used.

If you recently changed from an electric to a gas

(natural or LP) dryer, or vice versa, the drying time could be different.

No numbers displayed during cycle, only lights

Est. Time Remaining jumped to a lower number

Clothes are still wet and dryer shut off after a short time

Type of load and drying conditions

Dryer is continuously monitoring the amount of moisture in the clothes

• The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and the length and condition of the exhaust system will affect drying times.

• This is normal. When the dryer senses a low level of moisture in the load, the dryer will display the dry time remaining.

The estimated time may change

• This is normal.

when a smaller load than usual is drying

The door was opened mid-cycle. • A dry cycle must be reselected each time a new load

The load was then removed from

is put in.

the dryer and a new load put in without selecting a new cycle

Small load

• When drying only a few items, choose SPEED DRY or

TIMED DRY.

Load was already dry except for collars and waistbands

• Choose SPEED DRY or TIMED DRY to dry damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and waistbands, choose MORE DRY.

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Before you call for service…

OPERATION

The DRY dryness level was chosen but load is still damp

Cannot make a selection and the dryer beeps twice

Dryer is running but

00 is displayed in

Est. Time Remaining

Possible Causes

Load consists of a mixture of heavy and light fabrics

What To Do

• When combining heavy and light fabrics in a load, choose MORE DRY.

Exhaust system is blocked

The DRYNESS LEVEL, HEAT

SETTING or OPTION that you are trying to select is incompatible with the chosen dry cycle

The EXTEND TUMBLE option was chosen

• Inspect and clean exhaust system.

• This is normal.

• This is normal. During extended tumbling, the time remaining is not displayed. The extended tumbling option lasts approximately 20 minutes.

LAUNDRY PRACTICES

Clothes are wrinkled

Clothes shrink

Possible Causes

Overdrying

What To Do

• Select a shorter drying time.

• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. Select a LESS DRY or DAMP setting.

•Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately, or use the EXTEND TUMBLE option.

Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends

Some fabrics will naturally shrink • To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.

when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer

• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.

• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it.

Greasy spots on clothes

Lint on clothes

Improper use of fabric softener

• Follow directions on fabric softener package.

Drying dirty items with clean ones

• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.

Clothes were not completely clean

• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.

Lint filter is full

Improper sorting

• Clean lint screen before each load.

• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors

(like corduroy).

Static electricity can attract lint

• See suggestions in this section under STATIC.

Overloading

• Separate large loads into smaller ones.

Paper, tissue, etc., left in pockets • Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.

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LAUNDRY PRACTICES Possible Causes

Static occurs

What To Do

No fabric softener was used

• Try a fabric softener.

• Bounce ® Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

• Try a fabric softener.

Overdrying

• Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP.

Synthetics, permanent press

• Try a fabric softener.

and blends can cause static

Collars and waistbands still wet at end of cycle

Clothes take too long to dry

The dryness monitor senses that the body of the clothes is dry

Improper sorting

• Choose SPEED DRY or TIMED DRY to dry damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and waistbands, choose MORE DRY.

• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).

Large loads of heavy fabrics

(like beach towels)

• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.

• Match control settings to the load you are drying.

Controls improperly set

Lint filter is full

• Clean lint filter before every load.

Improper or obstructed ducting

• Check installation instructions for proper ducting/venting.

• Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.

• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.

• Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting is correct.

Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker

• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.

Overloading/combining loads

Underloading

• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.

• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.

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Notes.

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GE Service Protection Plus

GE, a name recognized worldwide for quality and dependability, offers you

Service Protection Plus

–comprehensive protection on all your appliances–

No Matter What Brand!

Benefits Include:

• Backed by GE

• All brands covered

• Unlimited service calls

• All parts and labor costs included

• No out-of-pocket expenses

• No hidden deductibles

• One 800 number to call

We’ll Cover Any Appliance.

Anywhere. Anytime.*

You will be completely satisfied with our service protection or you may request your money back on the remaining value of your contract. No questions asked. It’s that simple.

Protect your refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer, range, TV, VCR and much more–any brand!

Plus there’s no extra charge for emergency service and low monthly financing is available. Even icemaker coverage and food spoilage protection is offered. You can rest easy, knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs.

Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-free at

800.626.2224

for more information.

*All brands covered, up to 20 years old, in the continental U.S.

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Please place in envelope and mail to:

General Electric Company

Warranty Registration Department

P.O. Box 32150

Louisville, KY 40232-2150

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Consumer Product Ownership Registration

Dear Customer:

Thank you for purchasing our product and thank you for placing your confidence in us.

We are proud to have you as a customer!

Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment:

Complete and mail your Consumer

Product Ownership

Registration today.

After mailing the registration below, store this document in a safe place. It

1 2 3

a safety modification.

Our service number is

Model Number Serial Number

800.GE.CARES

(800.432.2737).

Read your Owner’s

Manual carefully.

It will help you operate your new appliance properly.

Important: If you did not get a registration card with your product, detach and return the form below to ensure that your product is registered, or register online at GEAppliances.com.

Cut here

Consumer Product Ownership Registration

Model Number Serial Number tant

Mail

Today!

First

Name

Mr.

Ms.

Mrs.

Street

Address

Miss

Last

Name

Apt. #

City

Date Placed

In Use

Month

E-mail Address*

State

Zip

Code

Phone

Number

_ _

Day Year

* Please provide your e-mail address to receive, via e-mail, discounts, special offers and other important communications from GE Appliances (GEA).

Check here if you do not want to receive communications from GEA’s carefully selected partners.

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General Electric Company

Louisville, Kentucky

GEAppliances.com

GE Dryer Warranty.

(For customers in the United States)

All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers, or an authorized Customer Care

® technician. To schedule service, on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at GEAppliances.com, or call

800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737).

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:

One Year

From the date of the original purchase

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

full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs to replace the defective part.

What Is Not Covered:

Service trips to your home 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 or used commercially.

Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit

breakers.

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 home use within the USA. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.

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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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.

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