GE Dryers PCVH485EK Owner's Manual


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Safety Instructions

. . . . . . . . . . . 2–4

Operating Instructions

Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5–7

Cycle Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9

Using the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Installation Instructions

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 12

Connecting an

Electric Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14–16

Exhausting the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . .17–23

Final Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Location of your Dryer . . . . . . . . . .12, 13

Reversing the Door Swing . . . . . .25–27

Stacking the Washer and Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28–30

Troubleshooting Tips

. . . . . .32–34

Consumer Support

Consumer Support . . . . . . . Back Cover

Warranty (Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Warranty (U.S.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Owner’s Manual &

Installation Instructions

DCVH480EK

DCVH485EK

PCVH480EK

PCVH485EK

Sécheuses

Manuel d’utilisation et d’installation

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Manual del propietario e instalación

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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Write the model and serial numbers here:

Model # ______________

Serial # ________________

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

175D1807P634 49-90370 07-09 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 or service agency.

PROPER INSTALLATION

This dryer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used. Installation Instructions are included in the back of this manual.

■ 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 water or weather, which could cause permanent damage and invalidate the warranty.

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

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

Exhaust/Ducting

1 Dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside to prevent large amounts of moisture and lint from being blown into the room.

2 Use only rigid metal 4 ″ diameter ductwork inside the dryer cabinet. Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4-in diameter ductwork for exhausting to the outdoors. Never use plastic or other combustible, easy-to-puncture ductwork.

For complete details, follow the Installation

Instructions.

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

■ 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.). These substances give off vapors that 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 or similar materials such as padded bras, tennis shoes, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants, plastic bags or pillows 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 household 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 START/PAUSE or POWER does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

WARNING!

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 Sorting and Loading Hints section on page 10.

■ You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics or reduce the static electricity in them by using a dryer-applied fabric softener or an antistatic 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 of 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.

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

■ Do not tamper with controls.

■ 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

About the dryer control panel.

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WARNING!

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.

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

Quick Start

If the screen is dark, press the POWER button to “wake up” the display.

1 Press the POWER button.

If you selected a TIME DRY cycle—select your heat setting and the amount of time you want your items to dry by pressing the TIME button until the desired time appears in the display. Then press the

START/PAUSE button.

2 Select a cycle by turning the

Cycle Knob.

3 If you selected a SENSOR DRY cycle— just press the START/PAUSE button.

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Power

Press to “wake up” the display. If the display is active, press to turn the dryer off.

NOTE: Pressing POWER does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

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About the dryer control panel.

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Dry Cycles

The dry cycle controls the cycle time for the drying process. The chart below will help you match the dry setting with the loads.

Sensor Cycles

COTTONS For cottons and most linens.

MIXED LOAD For loads consisting of cottons and poly blends.

WRINKLE FREE For wrinkle-free/easy care and permanent press items.

ACTIVE WEAR Clothing worn for active sports exercise and some casual wear. Fabrics include new technology finishes and stretch fibers such as spandex.

DELICATES For lingerie and special-care fabrics.

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

Time Dry Cycles

WARM UP Provides 10 minutes of warming time to warm up clothes.

DEWRINKLE For removing wrinkles from items that are dry or slightly damp. This cycle is not recommended for delicate fabrics.

AIR FLUFF Use this feature to tumble items without heat.

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Timed Dry

Use to set your own dry time. TIMED DRY is also recommended for small loads.

To use TIMED DRY:

1. Turn dry cycle dial to TIMED DRY.

2. Select the drying time by pressing the TIME button. You can increase the time in 10-minute increments up to 1 hour and 20 minutes.

3. Select the DRY TEMP.

4. Close the door.

5. Press START/PAUSE.

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Sensor Dry Level

The sensor continuously monitors the amount of moisture in the load. When the moisture in your clothes reaches your selected dry level, the dryer will stop.

EXTRA DRY Use for heavy-duty fabrics or items that should be very dry, such as towels.

MORE DRY Use for heavy or mixed type of fabrics.

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

LESS DRY Use for lighter fabric (ideal for ironing).

DAMP For leaving items partially damp.

NOTE: The Sensor Dry Levels can only be selected in a Sensory Dry Cycle.

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Dry Temp

You can change the temperature of your dry cycle.

ANTI-BACTERIAL This option may only be used with COTTONS or MIXED LOAD cycles. This option reduces certain types of bacteria. The anti-bacterial process occurs when high heat is used during a portion of this drying cycle.

NOTE: Do not use this cycle on delicate fabrics.

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.

START/PAUSE

Press to start a dry cycle. If the dryer is running, press it once and it will pause the dryer.

Press it again to restart the dry cycle.

“CLEAN LINT FILTER” (message)

This message stays on until the START button is pressed. This message is only a reminder.

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About cycle options.

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

Extend Tumble

Minimizes wrinkles by adding approximately 20 minutes of constant no-heat tumbling followed by 70 minutes of intermittent no-heat tumbling after clothes are dry. The dryer is in EXTENDED

TUMBLE when the ESTIMATED CYCLE TIME display is illuminated in a circular pattern.

The light in the button will light up when

EXTEND TUMBLE is on.

NOTE: It is normal for the drum to pause for short periods of time during EXTEND

TUMBLE.

Damp Alert

This option causes the dryer to beep when clothes have dried to a damp level. Remove items that you wish to hang dry. The DAMP

ALERT will only beep when this option is selected (dry cycle keeps running).

Removing clothes and hanging them when they are damp can reduce the need to iron some items.

The light in the button will light up when

DAMP ALERT is on.

NOTE: Only for DRY, MORE DRY and EXTRA

DRY sensor dry selections.

Delay Start

Use to delay the start of your dryer.

1. Choose your dry cycle and any options.

2. Press the DELAY START button. You can change the delay time in 1-hour increments (up to 18 hours) each time you press the DELAY START button. Stop pressing the button when your desired time is displayed.

3. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the countdown.

The countdown time will be shown in the

ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING display.

NOTES:

If the door is opened while the dryer is in

DELAY, the countdown time will continue to count down the delay time. If the door is not closed and the countdown time expires, the cycle will not start until the door is closed and the START/PAUSE button is pressed.

You can delay the start of a dryer cycle up to 18 hours.

The light in the button will light up when

DELAY START is on.

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Lock

You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock or unlock the controls after you have started a cycle.

Children cannot accidentally start the dryer by touching pads with this option selected.

To lock the dryer, press and hold the TEMP and SENSOR buttons together for 3 seconds.

To unlock the dryer controls, press and hold the TEMP and SENSOR buttons together for 3 seconds. A sound will indicate the lock/unlock status.

The control lock icon on the display will light up when it is on.

NOTE: The POWER button can still be used when the machine is locked.

Signal

When the light is “on,” the dryer will beep at the end of the cycle and every time you press a button on the control panel.

To turn the signal off, press the SIGNAL button and the light will go off.

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Using the dryer.

Always follow fabric manufacturer’s care label when laundering.

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 this dryer when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

See below for lint filter cleaning 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.

Fabric Care Labels

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

Dry Labels

Tumble dry

Dry Normal Permanent Press/ wrinkle resistant

Gentle/ delicate

Do not tumble dry

Do not dry

(used with do not wash)

Heat setting

High Medium Low No heat/air

Special instructions

Line dry/ hang to dry

Drip dry Dry flat In the shade

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Care and Cleaning of the Dryer

Dryer Interior and Duct: The interior of the appliance and exhaust duct should be cleaned once a year by qualified service personnel.

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.

Do not touch the surface or the display with sharp objects.

The Lint Filter: Clean the lint filter before each use. Remove by pulling straight up.

Open the filter and run your fingers across the filter. A waxy buildup may form on the lint filter from using dryer-added fabric softener sheets. To remove this buildup, wash the lint screen in warm, soapy water.

Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter in place.

Vacuum the lint from the dryer lint filter if you notice a change in dryer performance.

Stainless Steel: To clean stainless steel surfaces, use a damp cloth with a mild, nonabrasive cleaner suitable for stainless steel surfaces. Remove the cleaner residue, and then dry with a clean cloth.

The stainless steel used to make the dryer drum provides the highest reliability available in a GE dryer. If the dryer drum should be scratched or dented during normal use, the drum will not rust or corrode. These surface blemishes will not affect the function or durability of the drum.

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.

Installation Dryer

Instructions

DCVH480EK, DCVH485EK, PCVH480EK, PCVH485EK

Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Website at: GEAppliances.com

In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca

If you are planning to stack the washer and dryer, order Stacking Kit number GE24STACK to be used for this dryer. Kit sold separately.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

IMPORTANT

Save these instructions for local electrical inspector’s use.

IMPORTANT

Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Install the clothes dryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local codes.

• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.

• Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions for future reference.

Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer.

This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.

Before the old dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the dryer door.

Service information and the wiring diagram are located in the control console.

Do not allow children on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near children.

Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer.

Product failure due to improper installation is not covered under the Warranty .

Install the dryer where the temperature is above 50°F for satisfactory operation of the dryer control system.

• Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil duct and replace with UL-listed duct.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

WARNING –

Risk of Fire

To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow all installation instructions.

Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer.

Install the clothes dryer according to these instructions and in accordance with local codes.

This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.

Use only 4 ″ rigid metal ducting for exhausting the clothes dryer to the outdoors.

DO NOT install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic ducting materials. If flexible metal (semi-rigid or foil-type) duct is installed, it must be UL-listed and installed in accordance with the instructions found in “Connecting the Dryer to House Vent” on page 18 of this manual. Flexible ducting materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed and trap lint. These conditions will obstruct dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.

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

The National Fuel Gas Code restricts installations of gas appliances in garages. They must be 18 inches off the ground and protected by a barrier from vehicles.

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

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Installation Instructions

UNPACKING YOUR DRYER

Tilt the dryer sideways and remove the foam shipping pads by pulling at the sides and breaking them away from the dryer legs. Be sure to remove all of the foam pieces around the legs.

Remove the bag containing the literature.

LOCATION OF YOUR DRYER

MINIMUM CLEARANCE OTHER THAN

ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION

Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air openings are:

0 inch clearance both sides

3 inches front and rear

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

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

Electrical

Connection

Back View

27.65

(702 mm)

DRYER DIMENSIONS

23.5

(598 mm)

Front View

33.4

(848 mm)

42.9

(1090 mm)

33.4

(848 mm)

Side View

10.0

(254 mm)

20.75

″ (527 mm)

4.0

(101 mm)

25.7

(653 mm)

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Installation Instructions

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALCOVE OR

CLOSET INSTALLATION

Your dryer is approved for installation in an alcove or closet, as stated on a label on the dryer back.

The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See the EXHAUSTING THE DRYER section.

Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and adjacent walls or other surfaces is:

0 ″ either side

3 ″ front and rear

Minimum vertical space from floor to overhead shelves, cabinets, ceilings, etc., is 52 ″.

Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square inches of open area equally distributed. If the closet contains both a washer and a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 square inches of open area equally distributed.

NOTE: WHEN THE EXHAUST DUCT IS LOCATED AT

THE REAR OF THE DRYER, MINIMUM CLEARANCE

FROM THE WALL IS 5.5 INCHES.

UNDERCOUNTER INSTALLATION

If an undercounter installation is desired:

No special dryer installation kit is required.

If the dryer is installed alone, a minimum of

60 square inches of open area is required.

If a washer and dryer are installed together, a minimum of 120 square inches of open area is required.

Dryer installed alone

Countertop and side cabinets

60 square inches min.

open area

Washer and Dryer installed together

Countertop and side cabinets

120 square inches min. open area

Wire frame spacer

5.5

(140 mm)

BATHROOM OR BEDROOM

INSTALLATION

The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See

EXHAUSTING THE DRYER.

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

ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70 (for electric dryers) or NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, ANSI Z223

(for gas dryers).

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MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED HOME

INSTALLATION

The installation must conform to the

MANUFACTURED HOME CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY

STANDARD, TITLE 24, PART 32–80 or, when such standard is not applicable, with AMERICAN

NATIONAL STANDARD FOR MOBILE HOME,

NO. 501B.

The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors with the termination securely fastened to the mobile home structure. (See EXHAUSTING THE DRYER.)

The vent MUST NOT be terminated beneath a mobile or manufactured home.

The vent duct material MUST BE METAL.

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

Provide an opening with a free area of at least

25 sq. in. for introduction of outside air into the dryer room.

Installation Instructions

CONNECTING AN ELECTRIC DRYER

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

❒ Slip joint pliers

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

WARNING

Before making the electrical connection, turn off the circuit breaker(s) or remove the dryer’s circuit fuse(s) at the electrical box. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall. NEVER LEAVE THE

ACCESS COVER OFF THE TERMINAL BLOCK.

❒ Flat-blade screwdriver

❒ Phillips screwdriver

❒ Level

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

❒ 4″ dia. metal elbow ❒ Gloves

❒ 4″ duct clamps (2) or

4

″ spring clamps (2) ❒ Exhaust hood

❒ Safety glasses

❒ Duct tape

❒ 4″-dia. metal duct

(recommended)

❒ 4″-dia., UL-listed flexible metal duct (if needed)

❒ Dryer power cord kit

6 ft. long (not provided with dryer)

UL-rated 120/240V,

30A with 3 or 4 prongs.

Identify the plug type as per the house receptacle before purchasing line cord. (4-prong cord set is included and installed on

Canadian models PCVH480 and PCVH485.) Stacking installations may require a power cord up to 6 feet in length.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

INFORMATION FOR ELECTRIC DRYERS

WARNING –

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock and personal injury:

Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug with this appliance.

The 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.

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Installation Instructions

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

FOR ELECTRIC DRYERS

This dryer must be connected to an individual branch circuit, protected by the required timedelay fuses or circuit breakers. A three- or fourwire, single-phase, 120/240V or 120/208V, 60Hz,

30-amp circuit is required.

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

NOTE: For Canadian consumers with models

PCVH480 and PCVH485, cord set installation is not required. Please skip to the next section, Exhausting the Dryer.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipmentgrounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipmentgrounding terminal on the appliance.

CONNECTING DRYER USING 4-WIRE

CONNECTION (MUST BE USED FOR

MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION)

NOTE: Since January 1, 1996, the National

Electrical Code requires that new constructions utilize a 4-wire connection to an electric dryer.

A 4-wire cord must also be used where local codes do not permit grounding through the neutral.

3-wire connection is NOT for use on new construction.

CONNECTING DRYER USING 4-WIRE

CONNECTION (MUST BE USED FOR

MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION) (cont.)

1. Turn off the circuit breaker(s) (30 amp) or remove the dryer’s circuit fuse at the electrical box.

2. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall receptacle.

3. Remove the power cord cover located at the upper back.

4. Remove the green ground screw and attach the ground strap to the center terminal along with the (white) neutral line described below.

Keep the green ground screw for Step 7.

5. Bring the power cord through the bracket.

6. Connect power cord as follows:

A. Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of the terminal block (marked L1 and L2).

B. Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of the terminal block (marked N).

7. Attach ground wire of power cord with the green ground screw (hole above strain relief bracket).

Tighten all terminal block screws (3) completely.

8. Reinstall the cover.

WARNING –

NEVER LEAVE THE

COVER OFF OF THE TERMINAL BLOCK.

Ground strap

Bracket

Green wire from power cord

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Installation Instructions

CONNECTING AN ELECTRIC DRYER (cont.)

CONNECTING DRYER USING 3-WIRE

CONNECTION

Ground strap

Bracket

1. Turn off the circuit breaker(s) (30 amp) or remove the dryer’s circuit fuse at the electrical box.

2. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall receptacle.

3. Remove the power cord cover located at the upper back.

4. Bring the power cord through the bracket.

5. Connect power cord as follows:

A. Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of the terminal block (marked L1 and L2).

B. Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of the terminal block (marked N).

6. Be sure ground strap is connected to green ground screw on cabinet rear. Tighten all terminal block screws (3) completely.

7. Reinstall the cover.

WARNING –

NEVER LEAVE THE

COVER OFF OF THE TERMINAL BLOCK.

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Installation Instructions

EXHAUSTING THE DRYER

WARNING –

To reduce the risk of fire or personal injury:

This clothes dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.

• Use only 4 ″ rigid metal ducting for the home exhaust duct.

• Use only 4 ″ rigid metal or UL-listed flexible metal

(semi-rigid or foil-type) duct to connect the dryer to the home exhaust duct. It must be installed in accordance with the instructions found in “Connecting the Dryer to House Vent” on page 18 of this manual.

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

• Never terminate the exhaust into a common duct with a kitchen exhaust system. A combination of grease and lint create a potential fire hazard.

• Do not use duct longer than specified in the exhaust length table. Longer ducts can accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.

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

This will cause lint to accumulate, creating a potential fire hazard.

• Do not assemble ductwork with any fasteners that extend into the duct. These fasteners can accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.

• Do not obstruct incoming or exhausted air.

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

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

This dryer comes ready for rear exhausting. If space is limited, use the instructions on pages 21–23 to exhaust directly from the sides or bottom of the cabinet.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS YOU WILL

NEED TO INSTALL EXHAUST DUCT

EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECKLIST

HOOD OR WALL CAP

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

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

Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct.

Wall caps must be installed at least 12

″ above ground level or any other obstruction with the opening pointed down.

SEPARATION OF TURNS

For best performance, separate all turns by at least 4 ft. of straight duct, including distance between last turn and dampened wall cap.

For turns less than 4 ft. apart, see the Ducting

Component Equivalency Chart.

SEALING OF JOINTS

All joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section of duct must point away from the dryer.

Do not assemble the ductwork with fasteners that extend into the duct. They will serve as a collection point for lint.

Duct joints should be made air- and moisture-tight by wrapping the overlapped joints with duct tape or aluminum tape.

Horizontal runs should slope down towards outdoors 1/4 ″ per foot.

INSULATION

Ductwork that runs through an unheated area or is near air conditioning should be insulated to reduce condensation and lint buildup.

❒ Phillips-head screwdriver

❒ Vent hood

❒ Duct tape or duct clamp

❒ Drill with 1/8″ drill bit

(for bottom venting)

❒ Rigid or UL-listed flexible metal 4

″ (10.2 cm) duct

❒ Hacksaw

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.)

CONNECTING THE DRYER TO

HOUSE VENT

RIGID METAL TRANSITION DUCT

For best drying performance, a rigid metal transition duct is recommended.

Rigid metal transition ducts reduce the risk of crushing and kinking.

UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (SEMI-RIGID)

TRANSITION DUCT

If rigid metal duct cannot be used, then UL-listed flexible metal (semi-rigid) ducting can be used

(Kit WX08X10077).

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

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

For many applications, installing elbows at both the dryer and the wall is highly recommended (see illustrations at right). Elbows allow the dryer to sit close to the wall without kinking and/or crushing the transition duct, maximizing drying performance.

Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL-TYPE)

TRANSITION DUCT

In special installations, it may be necessary to connect the dryer to the house vent using a flexible metal (foil-type) duct. A UL-listed flexible metal

(foil-type) duct may be used ONLY in installations where rigid metal or flexible metal (semi-rigid) ducting cannot be used AND where a 4 ″ diameter can be maintained throughout the entire length of the transition duct.

In Canada and the United States, only the flexible metal (foil-type) ducts that comply with the “Outline for Clothes Dryer Transition Duct, Subject 2158A” shall be used.

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

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

Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

For best drying performance:

1. Slide one end of the duct over the clothes dryer outlet pipe.

2. Secure the duct with a clamp.

3. With the dryer in its permanent position, extend the duct to its full length. Allow 2

″ of duct to overlap the exhaust pipe. Cut off and remove excess duct. Keep the duct as straight as possible for maximum airflow.

4. Secure the duct to the exhaust pipe with the other clamp.

FOR TRANSITION VENTING

(DRYER TO WALL), DO:

•DO cut duct as short as possible and install straight into wall.

DO NOT:

•DO use elbows when turns are necessary.

Elbows

•DO NOT bend or collapse ducting.

Use elbows if turns are necessary.

•DO NOT use excessive exhaust length.

Cut duct as short as possible.

•DO NOT crush duct against the wall.

•DO NOT set dryer on duct.

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WARNING

USE ONLY METAL DUCT 4

DIAMETER (102 mm

FOR CANADA). DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER THAN

SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE.

Dryer Exhausting Information—Metal Duct Only

Ducting Materials: For best performance, this dryer should be vented with 4

″ diameter all-rigid metal exhaust duct.

Exhaust Length Calculation:

1. Determine the number of 90º turns needed for your installation.

2. The maximum length of 4 ′ rigid (aluminum or galvanized) duct which can be tolerated is shown in the table.

A turn of 45º or less may be ignored. Two 45º turns within the duct length should be treated as a 90º elbow.

A turn over 45º should be treated as a 90º elbow.

CAUTION:

For personal safety, do not terminate exhaust into a chimney, under any enclosed house floor (crawl space), or into an attic, since the accumulated lint could create a fire hazard or moisture could cause damage. Never terminate the exhaust into a common duct or plenum with a kitchen exhaust, since the combination of lint and grease could create a fire hazard.

Exhaust ducts should be terminated in a dampered wall cap to prevent back drafts, bird nesting, etc.

The wall cap must also be located at least 12 ″ above the ground or any other obstruction with the opening pointed down.

Other terminations, such as louvered wall boxes, are acceptable provided they are equivalent to a 4 ″ opening dampered wall cap.

For more information on venting kits and accessories, please call 1.800.GE.CARES.

Best Performance

Maximum Length of a 4 ″ Dia.

Rigid Metal Duct

Exhaust Hood Type

Number of

90º Turns

Front-Loading Dryers 0

1

2

3

4”

A

4 ″ Opening

90 ft.

60 ft.

45 ft.

35 ft.

4” 2-1/2”

B

2-1/2 ″ Opening

60 ft.

45 ft.

35 ft.

25 ft.

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.)

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

• Remove and discard existing plastic or metal duct and replace with UL-listed duct.

• Remove any lint from the wall exhaust opening.

Wall

Internal duct opening

Check that exhaust hood damper opens and closes freely.

RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION

TO MINIMIZE EXHAUST BLOCKAGE

Using duct elbows will prevent duct kinking and collapsing.

Transition ducting

Wire frame spacer

STANDARD REAR EXHAUST

We recommend that you install your dryer before installing your washer. This will permit direct access for easier exhaust connection.

Pull out the wire spacer and swing upward to its full extension. Let the wire spacer lay flat and extended on the floor. This will prevent the dryer from being pushed too close to a wall or object, causing the ducting to come loose from the dryer.

Slide the end of the exhaust duct on the back of the dryer and secure with duct tape or a hose clamp.

Wire frame spacer

Duct

NOTE: We strongly recommend using rigid metal exhaust duct.

For straight-line installation, connect the dryer exhaust to the wall, using duct tape.

Wall side

Dryer side

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SIDE VENTING:

Dryer Exhaust to side of cabinet

WARNING –

BEFORE PERFORMING

THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE TO

DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS ELECTRICAL

SUPPLY. PROTECT YOUR HANDS AND ARMS

FROM SHARP EDGES WHEN WORKING INSIDE

THE CABINET. BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES.

Remove screw and save

Right

Left

Bottom

Remove desired knockout (one only)

Detach and remove the bottom, right or left side knockout as desired. Remove the screw from the rear of the casing and save. Pull the duct out of the dryer.

Fixing hole Tab

A

4.9

″ (125 mm)

Cut the duct as shown and keep portion A.

ADDING A NEW DUCT

Fixing hole Portion “A”

Left side exhaust

Reconnect the cut portion (A) of the duct to the blower housing. Make sure that the screw holes in the duct and ramp base are aligned. Use the screw saved previously to secure the duct in place through the ramp on the appliance base.

ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR EXHAUST

TO LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE OF CABINET

Tape the connection between the duct and elbow.

Insert the duct with elbow through the rear opening and connect to the internal duct.

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CAUTION:

Be sure not to pull or damage the electrical wires inside the dryer when inserting the duct. A slight interference may occur between the exhaust and the wire components.

Apply duct tape as shown on the joint between the dryer internal duct and the elbow, and also the joint between the elbow and the side duct.

Duct tape

CAUTION:

Internal duct joints must be secured with tape; otherwise, they may separate and cause a safety hazard.

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.)

SIDE VENTING (cont.)

ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR OF CABINET

(SIDE EXHAUST)

BOTTOM VENTING:

Dryer Exhaust to the bottom of cabinet

Cover Plate

WARNING –

BEFORE PERFORMING

THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE TO

DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS ELECTRICAL

SUPPLY. PROTECT YOUR HANDS AND ARMS

FROM SHARP EDGES WHEN WORKING INSIDE

THE CABINET. BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES.

Remove screw and save

Connect standard metal elbows and ducts to complete the exhaust system. Cover back opening with a cover plate (Cover Plate – WE1M545) available from your local service provider. Place dryer in final location.

WARNING –

NEVER LEAVE

THE BACK OPENING WITHOUT THE PLATE.

COVER BACK OPENING WITH A COVER PLATE

(COVER PLATE – WE1M545) AVAILABLE FROM

YOUR LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDER.

Bottom

Remove desired knockout (one only)

Remove the screw inside the dryer exhaust duct and save. Pull the duct out of the dryer. Detach and remove the bottom knockout.

Fixing hole

A

4.9

″ (125 mm)

Cut the duct as shown and keep portion A.

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BOTTOM VENTING (cont.)

ADDING A NEW DUCT

Reconnect the cut portion A of the duct to the blower housing.

Tape the elbow in a 90-degree position to prevent rotation.

Portion “A”

Fixing hole

Insert the elbow through the rear hole and connect it to portion A. Rotate the elbow through the bottom opening.

Rear hole

Bottom opening

CAUTION:

Be sure not to pull or damage the electrical wires inside the dryer when inserting the duct.

While still holding down the pipe and elbow from the rear opening, screw the pipes in place with the previously saved screw.

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

Duct tape

NOTE: Make sure the tape covers the screw hole in portion A where it connects to the elbow.

CAUTION:

Internal duct joints must be secured with tape; otherwise, they may separate and cause a safety hazard.

Dryer Exhaust to the bottom of cabinet.

ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR OF CABINET

(BOTTOM EXHAUST)

Tab

Cover Plate

Screw

Connect standard metal elbows and ducts to complete the exhaust system. Cover back opening with a cover plate (Cover Plate – WE1M545) available from your local service provider.

Insert the tab at the top of the cover plate into the opening. Fasten screw at the bottom of the cover plate.

Place dryer in final location.

WARNING –

NEVER LEAVE

THE BACK OPENING WITHOUT THE PLATE.

COVER BACK OPENING WITH A COVER PLATE

(COVER PLATE – WE1M545) AVAILABLE FROM

YOUR LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDER.

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FINAL SETUP

1 LEVEL THE DRYER

Stand the dryer upright near the final location and adjust the four leveling legs at the corners to ensure that the dryer is level from side to side and front to rear.

4 DRYER STARTUP

Press the POWER button.

Lower Raise

2 PLUG DRYER IN

NOTE: Stacking installations may require a power cord up to 6 feet in length.

NOTE: If the dryer has been exposed to temperatures below freezing for an extended period of time, allow it to warm up before pressing

POWER. Otherwise, the display will not come on.

The dryer is now ready for use.

SERVICING

WARNING –

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

For replacement parts and other information, refer to the back cover for servicing phone numbers.

Ensure proper ground exists before use.

3 GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.

This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (if desired)

IMPORTANT NOTES

Read the instructions all the way through before starting.

Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint.

Provide a nonscratching work surface for the doors.

Set screws down by their related parts to avoid using them in the wrong places.

All screws must be hand-tightened.

Normal completion time to reverse the door swing is 20–30 minutes.

IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed.

These instructions are for changing the hinges from the right side to the left side—if you ever want to switch them back to the right side, follow these same instructions and reverse all references to the left and right.

HARDWARE USED

❒ Mounting Screw

❒ Hinge Bracket

Anchoring Screws

❒ Door and Latch Screws

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

❒ Phillips-head screwdriver

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Installation Instructions

REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (if desired)

BEFORE YOU START

Unplug the dryer from its electrical outlet.

2 DISASSEMBLE THE DOOR ASSEMBLY

Remove 16 door screws and male end of latch from the inner side of the door.

1

REMOVE THE DOOR ASSEMBLY

Remove hinge bracket anchoring screws.

Remove the inner face.

Slide door and hinge assembly upward; then remove the assembly from the dryer front panel.

Lift and rotate the window assembly 180º and replace. Also rotate the inner face 180° and replace.

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3 REPLACE DOOR ASSEMBLY

Replace a door screw in the center of the side opposite the hinge. Then put the male end of the latch into place and fasten with two door screws.

3 REPLACE DOOR ASSEMBLY (CONT.)

Move the mounting screw to the upper screw hole position on the hinge so that the door can be set on the cabinet during final installation.

Replace all door screws that were removed.

Fasten the hinge back on at the top and bottom with the hinge mounting screws.

Remove the female end of the latch from the front panel of the dryer, rotate 180° and replace on the opposite side.

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Installation Instructions

STACKING THE WASHER AND DRYER (if desired)

If you are planning to stack the washer and dryer, order Stacking Kit number GE24STACK to be used for this dryer.

Kit sold separately.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

IMPORTANT

Save these instructions for local electrical inspector’s use.

IMPORTANT

Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.

• Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions for future reference.

Service must be performed by a qualified installer.

Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer.

Stacking installations may require a power cord up to 6 feet in length.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

WARNING –

Electric Shock Hazard. Disconnect power before installing. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death.

• Potential Personal Injury. More than two people are recommended to lift the dryer into position because of its weight and size. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or death.

Avoid Tipping and Rupture of Utility Services.

Dryer must be securely attached to the washer.

DO NOT place the washer on top of the dryer.

Failure to do so could result in personal injury/death or property damage.

MINIMUM CLEARANCE OTHER THAN

ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION

Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0 ″ both sides and 3″ front and rear. Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALCOVE OR

CLOSET INSTALLATION

Your dryer is approved for installation in an alcove or closet, as stated on a label on the dryer back.

The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See the EXHAUSTING THE DRYER section.

Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and adjacent walls or other surfaces is:

0

″ either side

3 ″ front and rear

Minimum vertical space from floor to overhead shelves, cabinets, ceilings, etc., is 67.7

″.

Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square inches of open area equally distributed. If the closet contains both a washer and a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 square inches of open area equally distributed.

NOTE: WHEN THE EXHAUST DUCT IS LOCATED AT

THE REAR OF THE DRYER, MINIMUM CLEARANCE

FROM THE WALL IS 5.5 INCHES.

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Installation Instructions

KIT CONTENTS (GE KIT #GE24STACK)

Screws (4)

Rubber pads (4)

INSTALLING THE STACK

BRACKET KIT

1 REMOVE THE DRYER LEVELING LEGS

A. Carefully lay the dryer on its side. Use the packing material so you don’t scratch the finish on the dryer.

Bracketstack (R)

Bracketstack (L)

B. Remove the dryer leveling legs.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

❒ Phillips screwdriver

❒ Level

❒ Gloves

INSTALLATION PREPARATION

Remove the packaging.

Flatten the product carton to use as a pad to lay the dryer down on its side. Continue using the carton to protect the finished floor in front of the installation location.

Unscrew and remove all 4 leveling legs

2 INSTALL RUBBER PADS

TO DRYER BASE

A. Locate the 4 rubber pads in the parts package.

Insert rubber pads into the leveling leg holes.

B. Set the dryer upright.

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STACKING THE WASHER AND DRYER (if desired) (cont.)

3 INSTALL BRACKET TO WASHER

A. Remove washer top cap screw from the rear left. Align left bracket holes with top cap screw hole on rear left of the unit and replace screw.

NOTE: Leave screws loose so dryer hole alignment will be easier.

B. Drive next screw through the bracket into the rear of the washer.

C. Repeat the above steps with the right side.

5 FINALIZE THE INSTALLATION

A. Refer to the washer Installation Instructions to complete the washer installation.

B. Refer to the dryer Installation Instructions to complete the dryer installation.

C. Carefully slide or walk the stacked washer and dryer into place. Use felt pads or other sliding device to assist moving and to protect flooring.

WARNING –

Potential Personal

Injury. Do not push on the dryer once installed to top of the washer. Pushing on the dryer may result in pinched fingers.

Place hands here

Place hands here

4 INSTALL DRYER AND BRACKET

ON DRYER

A. Lift the dryer on top of the washer. Protect the washer control panel with cardboard or other protection. Be sure to lift the dryer high enough to clear the washer control panel.

WARNING –

Potential

Personal Injury. More than two people are recommended to lift the dryer into position because of its weight and size. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or death.

B. Align the holes in the bracket with the holes in the back of the dryer. Using a Phillips screwdriver, attach the 2 #8 x 1/2

″ tapping screws.

C. Tighten the dryer bracket screws; then tighten all stacking kit screws.

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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.

PROBLEM

Dryer shakes or makes noise

Possible Causes What To Do

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.

Clothes take too long to dry

Improper or obstructed ducting • Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting is correct.

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

• Check to see if outside wall exhaust hood operates correctly and is clean.

Improper sorting

Large loads of heavy fabrics

(like beach towels)

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

• 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

Lint filter is full

Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker

• Match control settings to the load you are drying.

• Clean lint filter before every load.

Overloading/combining loads

Underloading

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

• 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.

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

The DRY dryness level Load consists of a mixture was chosen but load is of heavy and light fabrics still damp

Exhaust system is blocked

Control pads not responding

Controls accidentally put in service mode

Controls accidentally put in lock mode

Controls performed an incorrect operation

• Inspect and clean exhaust system.

• Press START/PAUSE.

• Hold the LOCK button for 3 seconds to unlock the dryer.

• Reset the in-house breaker.

Dryer doesn’t start Control panel is “asleep”

Dryer is unplugged

• This is normal. Press POWER to activate the control panel.

• 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.

Dryer was accidentally paused • If the light on the START/PAUSE button is flashing, when starting Delay Start the dryer is paused. Press START/PAUSE to restart the countdown.

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PROBLEM Possible Causes

No numbers displayed Dryer is continuously during cycle, only lights monitoring the amount of moisture in the clothes

What To Do

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

Time Remaining jumped to a lower number

Cannot make a selection and the dryer beeps twice

Dryer is running but

00 is displayed in

Time Remaining

The estimated time may change • This is normal.

when a smaller load than usual is drying

• This is normal.

The DRYNESS LEVEL, TEMP or OPTION that you are trying to select is incompatible with the chosen dry cycle

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. It will then tumble intermittently for approximately 70 minutes.

Clean Lint Filter (message) POWER button was activated

Dryer doesn’t heat 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.

Inconsistent drying times Type of heat

• Press START/PAUSE to begin a dry cycle and the message will disappear.

Type of load and drying conditions

• 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.

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

Glow at the rear of the drum

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

Clothes are wrinkled

Heaters behind the drum • This is normal. Under certain drying conditions and room ambient lighting, the glow of the heaters may be visible at the rear of the drum.

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

Load was already dry except for collars and waistbands

Dryer is not level

• When drying 3 items or less, choose SPEED DRY or

TIMED 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.

• Move dryer to an even floor space or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.

Overdrying • Select a shorter drying time.

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

Letting items sit in dryer after • Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang cycle ends immediately, or use the EXTEND TUMBLE option.

Overloading • Separate large loads into smaller ones.

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Troubleshooting Tips

PROBLEM

Clothes shrink

Possible Causes What To Do

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 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 on clothes 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.

Static occurs 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.

Overdrying • Try a fabric softener.

• Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP.

Synthetics, permanent press • Try a fabric softener.

and blends can cause static

Collars and waistbands The dryness monitor senses still wet at end of cycle that the body of the clothes is dry

Slight variation in metallic color

This is normal

• 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.

Due to the metallic properties of paint used for this unique product, slight variations of color may occur due to viewing angles and lighting conditions.

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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, visit us at GEAppliances.com, or call 800.GE.CARES

(800.432.2737).

Please have serial number and model number available when calling for service.

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

limited 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 (in the United States):

Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product.

Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.

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 after its expected useful life.

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.

Damage caused after delivery.

Product not accessible to provide required service.

EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an

Authorized GE Service location for service. 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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GE Dryer Warranty.

(For customers in Canada)

All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centres or an authorized technician. For service, call 1.800.561.3344.

Please have serial number and model number available when calling for service.

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

limited 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 (in Canada):

Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product.

Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.

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 after its expected useful life.

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.

Damage caused after delivery.

Product not accessible to provide required service.

EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited

Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased in

Canada for home use within Canada. In-home warranty service will be provided in areas where it is available and deemed reasonable by Mabe to provide.

WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Warrantor: MABE CANADA INC.

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Consumer Support.

GE Appliances Website

In the U.S.:

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 or even schedule service on-line. In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca

Schedule Service

In the U.S.:

GEAppliances.com

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

In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344

Real Life Design Studio

In the U.S.:

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).

In Canada, contact: Manager, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.

Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane

Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3

Extended Warranties

In the U.S.:

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. In Canada, please visit our Website or contact your local extended warranty provider.

Parts and Accessories

In the U.S.:

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.

Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe service center, or call 1.800.661.1616.

Contact Us

In the U.S.:

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

In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca, or write to: Director, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.

Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane

Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3

Register Your Appliance

In the U.S.:

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. In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca

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