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GE DPSB613 User's Manual
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . 2–5
Operating Instructions
Automatic Settings . . . . . . . . . 7, 8
Control Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Control 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
ONE TOUCH Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . .6
ONE TOUCH Selections . . . . . . . . .7
Reversing the Door . . . . . . . . . .14
Special Dry Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Timed Dry Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Venting the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . .16
Owner’s Manual
DPSB613
DPSB619
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . .17–19
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ________________
Serial # ________________
They are on the label on the
front of the dryer behind
the door.
500A277P047 175D1807P424 49-90160 06-03 JR
Safety Instructions
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.
Operating Instructions
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
not try to light a match, or cigarette, or
1 Do
turn on any gas or electrical appliance.
not touch any electrical switch; do not
2 Do
use any phone in your building.
the room, building or area of all
3 Clear
occupants.
call your gas supplier
4 Immediately
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions carefully.
you cannot reach your gas supplier,
5 Ifcall
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
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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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Safety Instructions
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.
■ Remove the colored protective film from the
control panel.
■ Remove all sharp packing items and dispose of
all shipping materials properly.
1 Gas dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside.
only rigid metal 4″ diameter ductwork
2 Use
inside the dryer cabinet. Use only rigid metal
or flexible metal 4″ diameter ductwork 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.
Operating Instructions
■ Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized
power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
Exhaust/Ducting:
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Instructions
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 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.
■ Keep the floor around your appliances clean
and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
■ Never climb on or stand on the dryer top.
Operating Instructions
■ 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.
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.
■ The laundry process can reduce the flame
retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result,
carefully follow the garment manufacturer’s
care instructions.
■ 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 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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.
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■ 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.
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■ 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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■ 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.
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.
■ Before discarding a dryer, or removing it from
service, remove the dryer door to prevent
children from hiding inside.
Operating Instructions
■ 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.
Safety Instructions
WHEN USING YOUR DRYER (cont.)
■ Do not tamper with controls.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Easy ONE TOUCH cycles.
Your new dryer offers the convenience of starting your dryer loads with our easy ONE TOUCH cycles. Make one simple selection,
and your DRYNESS LEVEL and HEAT SETTING are automatically set. Then all you have to do is press START.
ONE TOUCH
Quick Start Guide
• Clean lint filter
• Add clothes
• Select dry cycle
• Close door
• Check dryness level
• Push START
• Check heat setting
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.
Model DPSB613
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ONE TOUCH selections.
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ONE TOUCH 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:
Changing the automatic settings.
You can change any of the automatic settings by simply pressing the desired pads.
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Safety Instructions
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.
Operating Instructions
Automatic DRYEL™ settings:
DEWRINKLE
Use this feature to remove wrinkles from items that are dry or slightly damp.
Automatic DEWRINKLE settings:
AIR DRY
Use this feature to tumble items without heat.
Troubleshooting Tips
Automatic AIR DRY settings:
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.
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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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Safety Instructions
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.
Operating Instructions
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.
OR
Troubleshooting Tips
About heat settings.
HIGH
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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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Safety Instructions
About control features.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
START/PAUSE
■ 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.
Operating Instructions
■ Pressing this pad will cancel the current settings.
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.
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Troubleshooting Tips
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.
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Safety Instructions
SIGNAL
On some models, press SIGNAL to turn the beeper on or off.
On some models, press SIGNAL to select low or high volume, or to turn the beeper 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.
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.
Operating Instructions
ADD TIME (on some models)
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 P154 Sanitization Performance of Residential Clothes Dryers.
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S
A
RE
(Appearance and
features may vary)
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.
NSF Protocol P154
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.
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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DAMP SIGNAL (on some models)
Safety Instructions
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.
SensorDry Plus
This light comes on when a ONE TOUCH Sensor Dry Cycle is selected.
TIMED DRY
Operating Instructions
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
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Troubleshooting Tips
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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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.
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.
Operating Instructions
Drying Rack (on some models)
Safety Instructions
Drum Lamp
Troubleshooting Tips
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Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Loading and using the dryer.
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Safety Instructions
Always follow the fabric manufacturer’s care label when laundering.
Fabric Care Labels
Below are fabric care label “symbols” that affect the clothing you will be laundering.
DRY LABELS
WASH LABELS
Machine
wash
cycle
Tumble
dry
Normal
Permanent Press/
wrinkle resistant
Water
temperature
Hot
(50°C/120°F)
Gentle/
delicate
Warm
(40°C/105°F)
Hand wash
Do not wash
Do not wring
Cold/cool
(30°C/85°F)
Only non-chlorine bleach
(when needed)
Permanent Press/
wrinkle resistant
Gentle/
delicate
High
Medium
Low
No heat/air
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry
(used with
do not wash)
Heat
setting
Line dry/
hang to dry
Drip dry
Dry flat
In the shade
Do not bleach
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 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
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.
Stainless Steel: To clean stainless steel surfaces,
use a damp cloth with a mild, non-abrasive cleaner
suitable for stainless steel surfaces. Remove the
cleaner residue, and then dry with a clean cloth.
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.
2 Disconnect the duct from the dryer.
the duct with the hose attachment
3 Vacuum
and reconnect the duct.
The Exhaust Hood: Check from the outside that the
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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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.
Operating Instructions
Any bleach
(when needed)
Normal
Special
instructions
BLEACH LABELS
Bleach
symbols
Dry
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Safety Instructions
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.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Control pads not
responding
Controls accidentally put in
service mode
• Press STOP.
Dryer doesn’t start
Control panel is “asleep”
• This is normal. Press START twice to choose the last cycle
you used and to start the dryer.
Dryer is unplugged
• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into
the outlet.
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker
is tripped
• 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
is tripped; the dryer may tumble
but not heat
• Check the building’s fuse/circuit breaker box and
replace both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer
may tumble if only one fuse is blown or one breaker
tripped.
Gas service is off
• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are
fully open.
LP gas supply tank is empty
or there has been a utility
interruption of natural gas
(gas models)
• Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility
service is restored.
Dryer shakes or
makes noise
Some shaking/noise is normal.
Dryer may be sitting unevenly
• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs
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.
Type of load and
drying conditions
• The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and the
length and condition of the exhaust system will affect
drying times.
No numbers displayed
during cycle, only lights
Dryer is continuously
monitoring the amount of
moisture in the clothes
• This is normal. When the dryer senses a low level of
moisture in the load, the dryer will display the dry time
remaining.
Est. Time Remaining
jumped to a
lower number
The estimated time may change
when a smaller load than usual
is drying
• This is normal.
Clothes are still wet
and dryer shut off
after a short time
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
Dryer doesn’t heat
Operating Instructions
OPERATION
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.
Dryer is not level
• Move dryer to an even floor space or adjust leveling legs
as necessary until even.
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• When drying only a few items, choose SPEED DRY or
TIMED DRY.
Troubleshooting Tips
Small load
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
OPERATION
Possible Causes
What To Do
The DRY dryness level
was chosen but load is
still damp
Load consists of a mixture
of heavy and light fabrics
• When combining heavy and light fabrics in a load,
choose MORE DRY.
Exhaust system is blocked
• Inspect and clean exhaust system.
Cannot make a
selection and the
dryer beeps twice
The DRYNESS LEVEL, HEAT
SETTING or OPTION that
you are trying to select is
incompatible with the chosen
dry cycle
• This is normal.
Dryer is running but
00 is displayed in
Est. Time Remaining
The EXTEND TUMBLE
option was chosen
• This is normal. During extended tumbling, the time
remaining is not displayed. The extended tumbling
option lasts approximately 20 minutes.
LAUNDRY PRACTICES
Possible Causes
What To Do
Clothes are wrinkled
Overdrying
• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of
moisture. Select a LESS DRY or DAMP setting.
Overloading
• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Letting items sit in dryer after
cycle ends
•Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang
immediately, or use the EXTEND TUMBLE option.
Clothes shrink
Some fabrics will naturally shrink • To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
when washed. Others can be
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
safely washed, but will shrink
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular
in the dryer
item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it.
Greasy spots 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
• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting
• 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.
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Lint on clothes
Paper, tissue, etc., left in pockets • Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
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Possible Causes
What To Do
Static occurs
No fabric softener was used
• Try a fabric softener.
Safety Instructions
LAUNDRY PRACTICES
• Bounce® Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been
approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Overdrying
• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP.
Collars and waistbands
still wet at end of cycle
The dryness monitor senses
that the body of the clothes
is dry
• 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.
Clothes take too long
to dry
Improper sorting
• 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.
Controls improperly set
• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
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
• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at
a time.
Underloading
• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items
to ensure proper tumbling.
Troubleshooting Tips
• Try a fabric softener.
Operating Instructions
Synthetics, permanent press
and blends can cause static
Consumer Support
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Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
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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.
✁
Cut here
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:
1 2 3
Complete and mail
your Consumer
Product Ownership
Registration today.
Have the peace of
mind of knowing we
can contact you in
the unlikely event of a
safety modification.
After mailing the
registration below,
store this document
in a safe place. It
contains information
you will need should
you require service.
Our service number is
800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737).
Model Number
Read your Owner’s
Manual carefully.
It will help you
operate your new
appliance properly.
Serial Number
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 www.GEAppliances.com.
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Consumer Product Ownership Registration
Model Number
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Mr. ■
Ms. ■
Mrs. ■
Serial Number
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First
Name
Last
Name
Street
Address
Apt. #
E-mail Address*
Date Placed
In Use
Month
Zip
Code
State
City
Day
Year
Phone
Number
_
_
* 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.
General Electric Company
Louisville, Kentucky
www.GEAppliances.com
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FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS CARD DOES NOT DIMINISH YOUR
WARRANTY RIGHTS.
For information about GEA’s privacy and data usage policy, go to www.GEAppliances.com and click
on “Privacy Policy” or call 800.626.2224.
GE Dryer Warranty. (For customers in the United States)
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
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.
Second 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
additional one-year limited warranty, you will be responsible for any labor or related service costs.
Third through Fifth Year
From the date of the
original purchase
The extra large or super capacity dryer drum and main electronic control board if any of these
parts should fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this additional three-year
limited warranty, you will be responsible for any labor or related service costs.
Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
What Is Not Covered:
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the
product.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods or
acts of God.
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
■ Replacement of the light bulb.
Safety Instructions
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).
■ 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
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Damage caused after delivery.
Consumer Support
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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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